Wednesday 15 July 1959
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Shep Pettibone and Vincent Lindon.
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.
Plan 9 from Outer Space, directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., 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 15 July 1959 ?
- Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
- Confuflux (Discordianism)
- Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
- Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
- Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
- Brunei - Birthday of the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam
- Botswana - President's Day
- Saint Donald's feast day
- Brazil - International Men's Day
- Shep Pettibone: American record producer.
- Vincent Lindon: French film actor.
- Patrick Timsit: French comedian, writer and film director.
- The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
- A strike occurs against the United States' steel industry.
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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