Sunday 11 October 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bob Inglis and Michiel Schapers.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin.
In UK Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin 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 11 October 1959 ?
- Bob Inglis: (Rep-R-South Carolina).
- Michiel Schapers: Netherlands -- Tennis star.
- Michael Costin: American homicide victim, beaten to death by Thomas Junta over a dispute at the kid's hockey game on 7/05/2000.
- Wayne Gardner: Australian motorcycle racer.
- Allan Little: Scottish journalist and author.
- Bert Bell: NFL hall of famer, dies at 64.
- KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
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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