Wednesday 9 December 1959
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
Journey to the Center of the Earth, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 9 December 1959 ?
- Anti-Corruption Day 
- Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
- Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
- Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
- Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
- Tanzania - Independence Day (of Tanganyika from Britain, 1961)
- Mario Cantone: American actor, on both stage and film, and stand-up comedian and impressionist.
- Susan Bullock: English soprano.
- John Scripps: English murderer (d. 1996).
- Walter Compton: News anchor (DuMont Evening News), dies at 47.
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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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