Thursday 10 December 1959
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Burke Moses in New York City and Mark Aguirre.
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.
On the Beach, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rocky and His Friends.
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Which were the important events of 10 December 1959 ?
- Burke Moses in New York City: New York, USA; actor (Sean Baxter - As the World Turns).
- Mark Aguirre: American athlete, played pro basketball beginning in 1981 for 13 seasons.
- Christophe Auguin: French sailor, the winner of the boat challenge in Sydney.
- Raphaël Faÿs: French jazz, gypsy jazz and classical guitarist and composer.
- Noëlla Hégo: French criminal, who abetted her companion Stéphane Moitoiret in the abduction and murder of 11-year-old Valentin Crémault who he killed by 44 knife wounds on 28 July 2008.
- Kevin Ash: English journalist and author (d. 2013)
- Udi Aloni: American-Israeli filmmaker, writer, and activist
- Wolf Hoffmann: German guitarist (Accept)
- Henri Vidal: French film actor who made his film debut alongside Edith Piaf in the movie Montmartre-sur-Seine in 1941.
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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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