Thursday 1 October 1959
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sleep Walk by Santo and Johnny.
In UK Only Sixteen by Craig Douglas was in the top 5 hits.
Pillow Talk, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 1 October 1959 ?
- Singapore - Children's Day
- Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- World Vegetarian Day
- French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
- San Marino - two Captains Regent, elected by parliament, take office for six months.
- Nigeria - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- People's Republic of China - National Day (1949)
- RC Church - Feast days of Saint ThTrFse de Lisieux; formerly of Saint Bavo and Saint Remigius
- Republic of Cyprus - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- Lisa Gordenstein: American employee of TJX Companies, an assistant vice-president and merchandising manager, killed in the crash of American Airlines Flight 11 when it impacted New York’s World Trade Center on 9/11/2001.
- Mark Aizlewood: Welsh footballer and manager.
- Brian Cleary: American author and poet.
- Youssou N'Dour: Senegalese singer-songwriter actor and politician.
- Eric Alver: American mid-western stand-up comic, slapstick.
- Enrico de Nicola: 1st President of the Italian Republic (Born 1877).
- 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature a New York team (LA vs. Chic)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
- The Browns - The Three Bells
- Santo and Johnny - Sleep Walk
- Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder
- Phil Phillips - Sea Of Love
- Lloyd Price - I'm Gonna Get Married
- The Everly Brothers - ('Til) I Kissed You
- Sandy Nelson - Teen Beat
- Johnny and the Hurricanes - Red River Rock
- Sarah Vaughan - Broken-Hearted Melody
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