Friday 11 December 1959
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tina Gayle and Jean-Louis Lamarre in La Prairie.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 December 1959 ?
- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Tina Gayle: Frankfurt, Germany -- Cowboy cheerleader / actress (Kathy-Chips).
- Jean-Louis Lamarre in La Prairie: Quebec, Canada; golfer (QuTbec PGA-1982, 1985).
- David Iwasaki-Smith in Warragul: Victoria, Australia; Australasia golfer.
- Jim Bottomley: American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1959).
- Yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer and Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley and Joe Deaestri
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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