Tuesday 17 March 1959
It was Tuesday, 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.
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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Brian Douglas Jones in Auckland: New Zealand; tornado class yachter (Olympics-1996).
- Mike Lindup: British rock keyboardist/singer (Level 42 - "Hot Water").
- Christian Clemenson: American actor.
- Paul Black: American singer-songwriter and drummer (L.
- Danny Ainge: American basketball player, the one-time coach of the Phoenix Suns.
- Terry Hall: (Special, Fun Boy 3)
- Australia and the USSR restore diplomatic relations
- Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India
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