Wednesday 12 August 1959
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to A Big Hunk O' Love by Elvis Presley.
In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits.
The Tingler, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Lady Chatterly'S Lover by D.H. Lawrence was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 August 1959 ?
- Lynette Woodard: Wichita, Kansas -- (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Philippe Le Guillou: French educator and writer.
- Kerry Boustead: Australian rugby player.
- Amanda Redman: English actress.
- Mike O'Neill: Irish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1959).
- 1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island
- Progressive Party under John Steytler forms in South Africa
- First ship-firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - A Big Hunk O' Love
- Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
- Carl Dobkins Jr. - My Heart Is An Open Book
- The Drifters - There Goes My Baby
- Sammy Turner - Lavender-Blue
- Fabian - Tiger
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Dinah Washington - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes
- Ray Charles - What'd I Say (Part I)
- Stonewall Jackson - Waterloo
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