Monday 14 December 1959
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Heartaches By The Number by Guy Mitchell.
In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits.
Black Orpheus, directed by Marcel Camus, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
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- R.C. Saints - Memorial of Saint John of the Cross
- Bob Paris: American bodybuilder and gay rights advocate.
- Jorge Vaca: Mexican boxer.
- Franco Iglesia: in Cuba; Spanish singer.
- Maria EG "Lizzy" Ansingh Dutch painter (Cast Off): dies at age 84.
- J B Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513 metres.
- Archbishop Makarios proclaimed President of Cyprus.
- Makarios III is selected the first president of Cyprus.
- Pantyhose introduced by Glen Raven Mills.
- The Workers World Party is founded by Sam Marcy.
- The first known human with HIV dies in the Congo.
- The current (as of 2006) design of the Japanese 10 yen coin is put into circulation.
- The Caspian Tiger becomes extinct in Iran.
- The Henney Kilowatt goes on sale in the United States, becoming the first mass-produced electric car in almost three decades.
- Erving Goffman publishes his seminal study in sociology, ''The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life''.
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