Thursday 12 February 1959
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price.
In UK One Night / I Got Stung by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
The Journey, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while From The Terrace by John O'Hara 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 February 1959 ?
- United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
- Saint Alexis of Moscow
- Saint Benedict of Aniane
- Red Hand Day
- Darwin Day.
- National Freedom to Marry Day (unofficial).
- Georgia Day in the U.S. state of Georgia.
- Saint Damian of Alexandria
- Larry Nance: American basketball player.
- Per Gessle: rocker (Roxette - "Joy Ride").
- Dan Puric: Romanian actor, director and writer.
- Omar Hakim drummer (Dire Straits: Weather Report).
- Sigrid Thornton: Australia -- Actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise).
- Kauko Röyhkä: Finnish artist, singer, rock musician, and writer.
- The US Mint releases the 1959 Lincoln Memorial cent to circulation.
- George Antheil, US pianist/composer (Ballet MTcanique), dies at age 58.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- The Crests - 16 Candles
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Bill Parsons - The All American Boy
- Connie Francis - My Happiness
- Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
- Billy Grammer - Gotta Travel On
- Jack Scott - Goodbye Baby
- Reg Owen and His Orchestra - Manhattan Spiritual
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