Friday 10 April 1959
It was Friday, 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.
Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, 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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- Uwe Behrens: German footballer and manager.
- Davy Carton: Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Saw Doctors and Blaze X).
- Yvan Loubier: Canadian economist and politician.
- Brian Setzer: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Stray Cats The Tomcats and The Brian Setzer Orchestra).
- Brian Setzer in Massapequa Park: New York, USA; rock guitarist/vocalist (Stray Cats).
- Babyface : Music Producer
- Élisabeth Platel: French prima ballerina, appointed première danseuse of the Paris Opéra Ballet in 1979. At the issue of her debut as Giselle on 23 December 1981 she was nominated "étoile" (star). On 9 July 1999, Platel gave her farewell performance as danseuse étoile of the Paris Opera in La Sylphide.
- Japanese Prince Akihito marries Shōda Michiko.
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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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