Wednesday 11 March 1959
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon.
In UK Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters was in the top 5 hits.
The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by George Stevens, 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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Which were the important events of 11 March 1959 ?
- Zambia - Youth Day.
- Saint Rosina
- Saint Alberta
- Saint Vindician
- Blessed Auria
- Lesotho - Moshoeshoe Day.
- Lithuania - Reestablishment of Lithuania's Independence.
- United States - Johnny Appleseed Day, 311 Day
- Blessed John Righi
- Dejan Stojanovic: Serbian-American poet.
- Nina Hartley: American porno superstar with numerous X-Cinema awards.
- Fred M'membe: Zambian journalist.
- Manuel Arias: Mexican footballer and coach.
- Dejan Stojanović: Serbian-American journalist and poet.
- Haydn Wood: Composer, dies at 76.
- Raisin in the Sun, 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens
- Teddy Scholten wins Eurovision Song festival with "A Little Bit".
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- The Coasters - Charlie Brown
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- David Seville - Alvin's Harmonica
- The Bell Notes - I've Had It
- Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
- Petite Fleur (Little Flower) - Chris Barber's Jazz Band
- LaVern Baker - I Cried A Tear
- The Crests - 16 Candles
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