Tuesday 8 December 1959
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mark Dickson in Tampa and Marty Raybon in Sanford.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin.
In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits.
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, 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 Rocky and His Friends.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 December 1959 ?
- Malta - Public Holiday.
- Panama - Mother's Day
- Romania - Constitution Day
- Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
- R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
- Italy - In Milan, the opera season starts.
- Buddhism - The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha
- Afflux (50 Aftermath) (Discordianism)
- Mark Dickson in Tampa: Florida, USA; tennis star.
- Marty Raybon in Sanford: Florida, USA; singer (Shenandoah - "Sunday in the South").
- Marc Fiorentino: French business leader, specializing in financial markets and investment banking, and essayist.
- Paul Rutherford: British rock musician, a singer with the group "Frankie Goes to Hollywood," popular in the London gay scene.
- Fher Olvera: Guitarist.
- Stephen Jefferies: South African cricketer and coach
- Mark Steyn: Canadian-American author and critic
- Dom Mintoff demands independence for Malta.
- The Mona, a lifeboat based at Broughty Ferry in Scotland, capsizes during a rescue attempt, with the loss of 8 lives.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #8 songs in the UK
- Adam Faith - What Do You Want?
- Emile Ford & The Checkmates - What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?
- Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
- Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Travellin' Light
- Neil Sedaka - Oh Carol
- Johnny & The Hurricanes - Red River Rock
- Avons - Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat
- The Everly Brothers - ('Til) I Kissed You
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