Thursday 9 April 1959
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon.
In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits.
Gidget, directed by Paul Wendkos, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 April 1959 ?
- Saint Waltrudis
- Saint Casilda
- Saint Ingofried
- Saint Hugo of Rouan
- Day of National Unity- (???????? ?????????? ???), an annual public holiday in Georgia.
- Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor, celebrated as Bataan Day in Bataan) in the Philippines.
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Jal�l (Glory) - First day of the second month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Dave Innis in Bartlesville: Oklahoma, USA; country singer (Restless Heart - "Wheels").
- Bernard Jenkin: English businessman and politician Shadow Secretary of State for Defence.
- Frank Lloyd Wright: US architect (Guggenheim Museum, New York), dies at age 89.
- Bill Sharman hits an NBA record 56 consecutive foul shots.
- 13th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics sweep Minnesota Lakers in four games; this is Celtics' 8th consecutive title.
- Baltimore Orioles pull their second triple play (3-6-3 versus Washington Senators).
- Project Mercury: NASA announces the selection of the United States' first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the ''Mercury Seven''.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me
- Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
- Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces
- Thomas Wayne - Tragedy
- Ricky Nelson - Never Be Anyone Else But You
- The Coasters - Charlie Brown
- David Seville - Alvin's Harmonica
- Ricky Nelson - It's Late
- The Virtues - Guitar Boogie Shuffle
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