Wednesday 2 December 1959
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Greg Barton and Patty Jordan in Buffalo.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin.
In UK Travellin' Light by Cliff Richard & The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
Operation Petticoat, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rocky and His Friends.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 December 1959 ?
- Laos - National Day
- United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
- R.C. Saints - St Bibiana
- Greg Barton: Kayak (1988 Olympics - 2 Gold Medals).
- Patty Jordan in Buffalo: New York, USA; LPGA golfer (1988 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean).
- Frank Dietrich: German footballer.
- Boman Irani: Indian actor.
- Kelefa Diallo: Guinean general (d. 2013).
- Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus.
- Malpasset Dam in southern France collapses and water flows over the town of Frejus, killing 412.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
- Della Reese - Don't You Know
- The Fleetwoods - Mr. Blue
- Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number
- Ernie Fields - In The Mood
- Brook Benton - So Many Ways
- Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder
- Bobby Rydell - We Got Love
- Fats Domino - Be My Guest
- Paul Evans - Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat
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