Saturday 4 July 1959
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton.
In UK Roulette by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, directed by Terence Fisher, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 July 1959 ?
- Filipino-American Friendship Day
- In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
- United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
- Victoria Abril: Spanish actress; her credits include roles in Pedro Almodovar's "Tie Me Up" and "Lovers".
- Bill McCorvey: Montgomery, Alabama -- Singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake).
- Victoria Abril [Victoria Rojas]: Madrid, Spain -- Actress (Libertarias).
- 66th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Darlene Hard (64 63)
- Cayman Islands separates from Jamaica, becomes a crown colony.
- America's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled.
- With the admission of Alaska as the 49th U.S. state earlier in the year, the 49-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
- Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
- Lloyd Price - Personality
- Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
- Martin Denny - Quiet Village
- Connie Francis - Lipstick On Your Collar
- Dion and the Belmonts - A Teenager In Love
- Freddy Cannon - Tallahassee Lassie
- The Coasters - Along Came Jones
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