Saturday 12 December 1959
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
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Which were the important events of 12 December 1959 ?
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
- Jasper Conran: English fashion designer.
- Belouis Some: rocker (Neville Keighley - "Some People").
- Scott D Vangen in Granite Falls: Minnesota, USA; astronaut.
- Russell Simpson: Actor (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 79.
- UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established
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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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