Sunday 2 August 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Britt Helfer and Raffaele Ciriello.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Lonely Boy by Paul Anka.
In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits.
The Tingler, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Lady Chatterly'S Lover by D.H. Lawrence was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Oh Boy!.
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1959 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Britt Helfer: Clearfield, Utah -- Actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat).
- Raffaele Ciriello: Italian journalist, a photographic reporter killed by Israeli soldiers on 3/13/2002.
- Anne Lauvergeon: French businesswoman and ex-president of the nuclear firm Areva, nicknamed "Atomic Annie.
- Kelly Michael: American singer, appearing as a duo with Amy Rodden under the name of Thelma and Louise.
- Victoria Jackson: American comedian.
- Johnny Kemp: Bahamian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)
- Apollonia Kotero: American singer and actress (Apollonia 6)
- Prospero Bisquertt: Composer, dies at 78.
- 41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis Golf Club
- San Francisco Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 HRs
- Milwaukee Braves' Bill Bruton hits two bases loaded triples.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Fabian - Tiger
- Stonewall Jackson - Waterloo
- Elvis Presley - A Big Hunk O' Love
- Carl Dobkins Jr. - My Heart Is An Open Book
- The Drifters - There Goes My Baby
- Connie Francis - Lipstick On Your Collar
- Duane Eddy - Forty Miles Of Bad Road
- Lloyd Price - Personality
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