Sunday 8 March 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price.
In UK Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters 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.
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Which were the important events of 8 March 1959 ?
- Saint Philemon (d. 305)
- Albania, Romania - Mother's Day.
- Catholicism Saint John of God.
- Hudson's Birthday - The Second Coming Of Christmas.
- Saint Humfried of Terwaan
- Saint Cyrillus of Africa
- Aidan Quinn in Chicago: Illinois, USA; actor (Legends of the Fall, Michael Collins, Benny and Joon, Reckless).
- Lester Holt: American journalist, anchor and talk-show host.
- Aidan Quinn: TV Actor.
- Abdel Wahab Shawwaf: Iraqi Colonel / putschist, murdered.
- KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul, Iraq. Abdel Wahab Shawwaf, Iraqi Colonel/putschist, is murdered.
- Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open.
- The Marx Brothers make their last television appearance, in ''The Incredible Jewel Robbery''.
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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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