Wednesday 3 June 1959
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton.
In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
They Came to Cordura, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 3 June 1959 ?
- Kevin Bokelmann - St Kevin's Day.
- Feast day of St Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs of Uganda.
- Roman Empire - Festival to Bellona.
- Sam Mills: American black pro football player.
- François Sarkozy: French noted family member, one of the two brothers of former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy.
- John Carlson: American talk radio host.
- Imbi Paju: Estonian-Finnish journalist and author.
- Ole Windingstad: Composer, dies at 73.
- 1st class graduates from Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
- 1st US Air Force Academy graduation
- Eisenhower routes Canadian Premier Diefenbaker message off the Moon
- Real Madrid wins 4th Europe Cup 1
- Singapore adopts constitution
- First US Air Force Academy graduation.
- Singapore becomes a self-governing crown colony of Britain with Lee Kuan Yew as Prime Minister.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
- Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
- Martin Denny - Quiet Village
- Lloyd Price - Personality
- Dion and the Belmonts - A Teenager In Love
- Edward Byrnes - Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)
- The Impalas - Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)
- Franck Pourcel's French Fiddles - Only You
- Dave Baby Cortez - The Happy Organ
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