Sunday 15 March 1959
It was Sunday, 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 As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits.
The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick 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 March 1959 ?
- International Day Against Police Brutality
- Turkey buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio.
- Blessed Arnicus of Averbode
- For corporations in the United States that use the calendar year as their fiscal year, the date on which the corporation must file its corporate income tax return
- Constitution Day in Belarus
- National holiday in Hungary celebrating the 1848 Revolution. (See also Public holidays in Hungary)
- World Consumer Rights Day 
- In Japan, Hounen Matsuri
- Saint Clemens Maria Hofbauer (died 1820)
- Saint Lucretia
- Saint Luise of Marillac
- In the Roman calendar, the Ides of March.
- Harold Baines in Easton: Maryland, USA; outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers).
- Fabio Lanzoni: Italian-American model, a gorgeous 6'3", 225 lb hunk with turquoise eyes, honey colored long blond hair with a face that has launched a thousand romance novels and a chest to behold.
- Renny Harlin: Finnish film maker, an expatriate to Hollywood to direct and produce films.
- Eliot Teltscher: California, United States -- Tennis player (US Davis Cup team).
- Fabio : Model.
- Harold Baines: American baseball player and coach
- Lisa Holton: American journalist and author
- Ben Okri: Nigerian poet and author
- Lester Young: American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1959).
- WILX TV channel 10 in Lansing, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
- Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
- Robert Foster sets record by staying underwater 13 minutes 42.5 seconds.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- The Coasters - Charlie Brown
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- David Seville - Alvin's Harmonica
- The Bell Notes - I've Had It
- Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
- Petite Fleur (Little Flower) - Chris Barber's Jazz Band
- LaVern Baker - I Cried A Tear
- The Crests - 16 Candles
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