Sunday 13 December 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Marianne Gravatte and John Whitaker in Van Nuys.
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.
On TV people were watching Rocky and His Friends.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Marianne Gravatte: Hollywood, California -- Playmate of year (Oct, 1982).
- John Whitaker in Van Nuys: California, USA; actor (Family Affair, Snowball Express).
- Jim Barrell: American professional wrestler.
- Johnny Whitaker: AAmerican actor and singer notable for several performances for film and television during his childhood.
- Heino Enden: Estonian basketball player and coach.
- Staffan William-Olsson: Swedish guitarist and composer (The Real Thing)
- Boris Zhukov: American wrestler
- Archbishop Makarios becomes the first President of Cyprus.
- Three years after its first telecast, MGM's ''The Wizard of Oz'' is shown on television for only the second time, but it gains an even larger viewing audience than its first television outing, spurring CBS to make it an annual tradition.
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