Tuesday 17 November 1959
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include William R Moses in Los Angeles and Terry Fenwick.
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 17 November 1959 ?
- Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
- Life Day
- International Students Day
- R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
- Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- William R Moses in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Cole - Falcon Crest).
- Terry Fenwick: English footballer and manager.
- William Moses: American actor and producer.
- Jaanus Tamkivi: Estonian politician.
- Heitor Villa-Lobos: Brazilian Composer / pianist / conductor, dies at 72.
- Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year
- William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof
- De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond.
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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