It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
Room at the Top, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in March 1959 ?
- Room at the Top
directed by Jack Clayton
starring: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears
- Some Like It Hot
directed by Billy Wilder
starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
- Al Capone
directed by Richard Wilson
starring: Rod Steiger, Martin Balsam, Fay Spain
- Rio Bravo
directed by Howard Hawks
starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson
- The Diary of Anne Frank
directed by George Stevens
starring: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1959 ?
Playboy Magazine cover
Sports Illustrated: no.7605
Esquire Magazine cover
TIME Magazine Cover: Warren North -- Mar. 9, 1959
Exodus - Leon Uris
Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak
Hawaii - James A. Michener
Advise and Consent - Allen Drur
P & O Pacific Orient Cruise Line Vintage Ship (1959)
Pontiac Tempest 420e (1959)
Sheaffers PFM Pen Bold New Pen (1959)
Tell the world why Friday, 13 March 1959 is such a special date for you!