Saturday 7 March 1959
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Thomas Edward Lehman in Austin and Maëster .
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price.
In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits.
The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw, directed by Raoul Walsh, 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.
On TV people were watching Garry Halliday.
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Which were the important events of 7 March 1959 ?
- Albania ? Teacher's Day
- Catholicism ? Feast day of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas, patron saint of married women
- Thomas Edward Lehman in Austin: Minnesota, USA; PGA golfer (1994 Memorial Tournament).
- Maëster : French cartoonist and writer of comics.
- Marisol Touraine: French politician who serves as Minister of Social Affairs and Health under Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and under Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
- Donna Murphy: Stage Actress.
- Tom Lehman: American golfer.
- Nick Searcy: American actor
- Bells Are Ringing closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 performances
- 1st aviator to fly a million miles (1.61 M km) in a jet (MC Garlow)
- West Indies all out 76 versus Pakistan at Dacca, Fazal Mahmood 6-34.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- The Coasters - Charlie Brown
- The Crests - 16 Candles
- Petite Fleur (Little Flower) - Chris Barber's Jazz Band
- LaVern Baker - I Cried A Tear
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- Ray Anthony - Peter Gunn
- Bill Parsons - The All American Boy
- David Seville - Alvin's Harmonica
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