Thursday 16 April 1959
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods.
In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits.
Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, 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 16 April 1959 ?
- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- Anne Kursinski: Equestrian show jumper (1996 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Alex Hermant: French storm chaser and author of the book, "Traqueur d'orages" (Storm Tracking).
- Marc Madiot: French road racing cyclist, a double winner of Paris–Roubaix (1985, 1991).
- Robert Casilla: American artist and illustrator.
- Scott McKinsey: American director and producer.
- Alison Ramsay: English-Scottish field hockey player and lawyer
- Charles Halton: American murderer.
- Party with Comden & Green opens at John Golden NYC for 44 performances
- Datu Abdul Rozak inaugurated as premier of Malaysia federation.
- New York Yankees unveil their first message scoreboard.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces
- Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
- Thomas Wayne - Tragedy
- Ricky Nelson - Never Be Anyone Else But You
- The Coasters - Charlie Brown
- Elvis Presley - (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
- The Virtues - Guitar Boogie Shuffle
- Elvis Presley - I Need Your Love Tonight
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