Wednesday 4 February 1959
It was Wednesday, 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 4 February 1959 ?
- Saint Veronica, patron saint of photographers
- Ancient Latvia - Biezputras Diena observed.
- Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948).
- Angolan Anniversary of the Outbreak of Armed Struggle against Portuguese Colonialism.
- Saint Gilbert (d. 1189)
- Saint John Hector de Britto
- Saint Rembert of Torhout
- Pamelyn Ferdin: American actress.
- Zenani Mandela: daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela.
- Christian Schreier: German footballer and manager.
- Lawrence Taylor: American athlete, line backer for the New York Giants from 1981 until 1993 when he retired from the game.
- Mark Trevorrow: Australian cabaret performer who has appeared in television and stage productions in Australia, the UK and the USA, in the guise of his alter ego "Bob Downe" (the "Prince of Polyester.
- Una O'Connor: Irish-American actress and singer (d. 1959).
- Israel begins exporting copper ore.
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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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