Saturday 10 October 1959
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mark Johnston and Peter Judge.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin.
In UK Only Sixteen by Craig Douglas was in the top 5 hits.
Pillow Talk, directed by Michael Gordon, 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 The Detectives.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 10 October 1959 ?
- Mark Johnston: British racehorse trainer based in Middleham, North Yorkshire, England.
- Peter Judge: American sales manager for the Pacific Bell Telephone Co.
- Kirsty MacColl: English singer-songwriter who wrote and recorded several pop hits between the early 1980s and the 1990s.
- Julia Sweeney: American actress and comedienne, a player on "Saturday Night Live.
- Michael Cobley: English-Scottish author.
- Eric Fellner: English film producer
- Bill Rammell: English academic and politician Minister of State for the Armed Forces
- Bradley Whitford: American actor and producer
- Arif Peçenek: Turkish football player and manager (d. 2013)
- Friedrich: German nobility, the Prince of Lüneburg from 1636 to 1648.
- Happy Town closes at 84th St. Theater NYC after 5 performances
- Lee Harvey Oswald signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki
- Pan Am begins regular flights around World
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
- Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder
- Santo and Johnny - Sleep Walk
- The Everly Brothers - ('Til) I Kissed You
- The Browns - The Three Bells
- Sandy Nelson - Teen Beat
- Lloyd Price - I'm Gonna Get Married
- The Fleetwoods - Mr. Blue
- Johnny and the Hurricanes - Red River Rock
- The Coasters - Poison Ivy
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