Tuesday 6 October 1959
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd and John Mackin.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin.
In UK Only Sixteen by Craig Douglas was in the top 5 hits.
Pillow Talk, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hawaiian Eye.
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- Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
- Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
- U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
- French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
- Also see October 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Bruno, St Faith
- [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd: Baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox).
- John Mackin: Programmer.
- Robyn Maher: Australian basketball guard (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Walter Ray Williams Jr: American bowler and horseshoes champion.
- Dennis Ray Boyd: American baseball player.
- Turki bin Sultan: Saudi Arabian politician (d. 2012)
- Oil Boyd: American baseball player
- Brian Higgins: American politician, and Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
- Walter Williams: Jr. American bowler
- Bernard Berenson: Lithuanian-American historian and author (d. 1959).
- Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon
- Single game World Series (World Series #56) attendance record set (92,706 in Los Angeles).
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
- Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder
- Santo and Johnny - Sleep Walk
- The Everly Brothers - ('Til) I Kissed You
- The Browns - The Three Bells
- Sandy Nelson - Teen Beat
- Lloyd Price - I'm Gonna Get Married
- The Fleetwoods - Mr. Blue
- Johnny and the Hurricanes - Red River Rock
- The Coasters - Poison Ivy
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