Monday 16 November 1959
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bert Cameron and Corey Allen Pavin.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Mr. Blue by The Fleetwoods.
In UK Travellin' Light by Cliff Richard & The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
Ben-Hur, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rocky and His Friends.
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Which were the important events of 16 November 1959 ?
- USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
- R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
- Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day for Tolerance
- Iceland - Dagur fslenskrar tungu (Icelandic Language Day)
- Thailand - Loy Krathong festival (2005)
- Bert Cameron: Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (1988 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Corey Allen Pavin: Oxnard, California -- PGA golfer (1995 US Open).
- Helen Pearson: Soap Opera Actress.
- Kate Thompson: Novelist.
- Glenda Bailey: English journalist.
- Francis Fesmire: American cardiologist and physician (d. 2014)
- Sound of Music opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 1443 performances
- The Sound of Music opens on Broadway.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Fleetwoods - Mr. Blue
- Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
- Della Reese - Don't You Know
- Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder
- Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number
- Andy Williams - Lonely Street
- Sandy Nelson - Teen Beat
- Wink Martindale - Deck Of Cards
- Brook Benton - So Many Ways
- Jerry Wallace - Primrose Lane
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