Sunday 8 February 1959
It was Sunday, 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 One Night / I Got Stung by Elvis Presley 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 February 1959 ?
- Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
- Saint Jerome Emiliani.
- Saint Juventius
- Saint Mengold of Huy
- Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
- Slovenia - Pre?eren Day, the Slovenian cultural holiday.
- Boy Scouts of America - Scout Sunday; The Sunday preceding February 8 is designated as Scout Sunday and the following Saturday is designated as Scout Sabbath.
- Heinz Gunthardt: in Switzerland; tennis star.
- Damir Maricic: Croatian footballer.
- Irina Kalinina: USSR -- Springboard diver (1980 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Pamela Jean Bryant: Indianapolis, Indiana -- Playmate (April, 1978).
- Mauricio Macri: Argentine businessman and politician, and Head of Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
- William J "Wild Bill" Donovan: Office Strategic Services, dies at age 76.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- The Crests - 16 Candles
- Connie Francis - My Happiness
- Bill Parsons - The All American Boy
- Billy Grammer - Gotta Travel On
- Clyde McPhatter - A Lover's Question
- Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
- Jack Scott - Goodbye Baby
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