Tuesday 13 January 1959
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kevin Anderson and James Lomenzo.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks.
In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits.
Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Exodus by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rawhide.
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- In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
- Kevin Anderson: Illinois, United States -- Actor (Hoffa, Sleeping with the Enemy).
- James Lomenzo: American musician (Megadeth).
- Ernie Irvan: American race car driver.
- James LoMenzo: American bass player (Megadeth White Lion Pride and Glory Slash's Snakepit and Black Label Society).
- De Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 to Algerian death row convicts
- King Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence.
- Cuban communists execute 71 supporters of Fulgencio Batista.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Connie Francis - My Happiness
- Billy Grammer - Gotta Travel On
- The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him
- Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Loving
- Clyde McPhatter - A Lover's Question
- Elvis Presley - One Night
- The Everly Brothers - Problems
- Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town
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