Tuesday 3 February 1959
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters.
In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits.
Sleeping Beauty, directed by Clyde Geronimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 3 February 1959 ?
- Saints Berlindis, Celsa and Nona.
- Japan - the festival of Setsubun before spring.
- United States - Four Chaplains Day.
- Saint Blaise, Catholics visit churches to have their throats blessed.
- Saint Ansgar, patron saint of Denmark
- Mozambique - Heroes' Day.
- Saint Werburgh
- Saint Hadelin (+690)
- Yasuharu Konishi: Japanese DJ producer and songwriter (Pizzicato Five).
- Ferzan Özpetek: Turkish-Italian director and screenwriter.
- Óscar Zuluaga: Colombian economist and politician 67th Colombian Minister of Finance.
- Molly Killingbeck: Jamaica -- 4X400m relayer (1984 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Thomas Calabro in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actor (Michael Mancini - Melrose Place).
- American Airlines' Electra crashes in New York's East River, killing 65.
- A plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson and the incident becomes known as The Day the Music Died.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Bill Parsons - The All American Boy
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- The Crests - 16 Candles
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- Connie Francis - My Happiness
- Billy Grammer - Gotta Travel On
- Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
- Clyde McPhatter - A Lover's Question
- Jack Scott - Goodbye Baby
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