Tuesday 10 February 1959
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tonga [Uliuli Fifita] and Dennis Gentry.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price.
In UK One Night / I Got Stung by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
House on Haunted Hill, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Emergency.
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- Catholicism - Saint Scholastica; World Marriage Day.
- Malta - St. Paul's Shipwreck day. Catholicism in Malta.
- Saint Silvanus
- Saint Charalampe
- Saint Austreberta
- Blessed Arnaud
- Blessed Hugo (d. 1164)
- Italy - National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe to commemorate Italian Istrian and Dalmatian exiliee and Foibe massacres.
- Tonga [Uliuli Fifita]: Wrestler (WCW / WAR / WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders).
- Dennis Gentry: American football player.
- Lisa McPherson: American Scientologist (d. 1995).
- John Calipari: American basketball head coach, Nets.
- Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes Lonely, but not alone
- Tornado in Saint Louis kills 19 and injures 265.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- The Crests - 16 Candles
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Bill Parsons - The All American Boy
- Connie Francis - My Happiness
- Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
- Billy Grammer - Gotta Travel On
- Jack Scott - Goodbye Baby
- Reg Owen and His Orchestra - Manhattan Spiritual
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