Tuesday 17 March 1959, St. Patrick's Day
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Terry Hall and Brian Douglas Jones in Auckland.
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.
On TV people were watching Garry Halliday.
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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
- Terry Hall: (Special, Fun Boy 3).
- 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.
- Danny Ainge: American basketball player, the one-time coach of the Phoenix Suns.
- Paul Black: American singer-songwriter and drummer (L.A. Guns)
- Australia and the USSR restore diplomatic relations
- Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India
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