Sunday 15 February 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price.
In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits.
The Journey, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 February 1959 ?
- John Frum Day in Vanuatu 
- Gummy Bear Day in United States
- National Day in Serbia
- Candlemas in Russia and other Eastern Orthodox countries
- Saint Siegfried of Sweden
- Saints Faustin and Jovita
- Saint Georgia
- Blessed Claude de la ColombiFre
- Flag Day in Canada
- Joe Hesketh: US baseball player (Boston Red Sox).
- Ali Campbell: British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40 - "Red Red Wine").
- Brian Propp: Canadian-American ice hockey player and sportscaster.
- Martin Rowson: English author and illustrator.
- Hugo Savinovich: Ecuadorian wrestler and sportscaster.
- Owen Willans Richardson: British physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1879).
- Owen W Richardson English physicist (Nobel Prize 1928): dies at age 69.
- Louise Suggs wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Golf Tournament.
- Antonio Segni forms Italian government.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- The Crests - 16 Candles
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Bill Parsons - The All American Boy
- Connie Francis - My Happiness
- Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
- Billy Grammer - Gotta Travel On
- Jack Scott - Goodbye Baby
- Reg Owen and His Orchestra - Manhattan Spiritual
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