Sunday 12 July 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton.
In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits.
North by Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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 July 1959 ?
- Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
- Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
- Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
- Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
- The "center pivot irrigation day" of Colorado
- Kiribati - Independence Day
- RainMaker Day - Salem, OR.
- Spo TomT and Prfncipe - Independence Day
- Rolonda Watts: American talk-show host with her own show, "Rolanda" making its debut in January 1995.
- David Brown: Australian meteorologist.
- Nagisa Katahira: Japanese actress.
- Karl Friston: English psychiatrist and neuroscientist.
- Jordi Boixaderas: Spanish voice actor, working in film, television and theatre.
- Judi Adams: Phoenix, Arizona -- Archer (Olympics - 1980, 96)
- Rolanda Watts: TV Show Host
- Charlie Murphy: American actor and writer
- NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during ankee-Red Sox game
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
- Lloyd Price - Personality
- Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
- Connie Francis - Lipstick On Your Collar
- Stonewall Jackson - Waterloo
- Freddy Cannon - Tallahassee Lassie
- Frankie Avalon - Bobby Sox To Stockings
- Connie Francis - Frankie
- Fabian - Tiger
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