Friday 13 March 1959
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Pascal Légitimus and Scanio Pecoraro.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon.
In UK Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters was in the top 5 hits.
The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Garry Halliday.
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Which were the important events of 13 March 1959 ?
- Pascal Légitimus: French humorist and actor, son of an American theater seamstress of Armenian origin and born to an Antillean father, and grand-son of Martiniquais comedian Darling Légitimus.
- Scanio Pecoraro: Italian politician, a Member of Parliament and minister in Amato's Government.
- Kathy Hilton: socialite-Hilton Hotels, mother of Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- The Coasters - Charlie Brown
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- David Seville - Alvin's Harmonica
- The Bell Notes - I've Had It
- Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
- Petite Fleur (Little Flower) - Chris Barber's Jazz Band
- LaVern Baker - I Cried A Tear
- The Crests - 16 Candles
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