Friday 2 January 1959
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks.
In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits.
Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Around The World With Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 January 1959 ?
- New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
- Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
- The eighth day of Christmas (and ninth night of same) in Western Christianity.
- Science Fiction Day
- Kim Coates: Canadian actor.
- Bernard Thibault: French trade unionist, who was the secretary of the Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT) between 1999 and 2013, a French workers' union.
- Kirti Azad: Indian cricketer and politician.
- Ines Müller: German shot putter.
- Chris van Abkoude: Dutch-American author and educator (d. 1959).
- USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
- Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees
- CBS Radio cancels four soap operas: Our Gal Sunday, This is Nora Drake, Backstage Wife, and Road of Life.
- Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the U.S.S.R.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him
- Elvis Presley - One Night
- The Everly Brothers - Problems
- The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
- Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town
- The Playmates - Beep Beep
- Clyde McPhatter - A Lover's Question
- Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Loving
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