Tuesday 14 July 1959
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rodney Rash and Kevin Hermering.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Lonely Boy by Paul Anka.
In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits.
North by Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Lady Chatterly'S Lover by D.H. Lawrence was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Oh Boy!.
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Which were the important events of 14 July 1959 ?
- Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
- France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
- Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday
- Rodney Rash: Horse trainer.
- Kevin Hermering: American man who was taken hostage from the U.S.
- Ricardo Lindemann: Brazilian astrologer, interested in karmic and spiritual counseling, He was the Vice-President for the Theosophical Society of Latin America.
- Grock [Adrien Wettach]: Swiss clown / circus director, dies at 79.
- 1st atomic powered cruiser, Long Beach - Quincy, Massachusetts
- First atomic-powered cruiser, the Long Beach, christened at Quincy, Massachusetts, USA.
- roups of Kurdish and communist militias rebelled in Kirkuk, Iraq against the central government.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Lloyd Price - Personality
- Stonewall Jackson - Waterloo
- Connie Francis - Lipstick On Your Collar
- Fabian - Tiger
- Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
- Freddy Cannon - Tallahassee Lassie
- Carl Dobkins Jr. - My Heart Is An Open Book
- Frankie Avalon - A Boy Without A Girl
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