Thursday 19 March 1959
It was Thursday, 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.
Al Capone, directed by Richard Wilson, 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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- Saint Adeltrudis (d.670)
- Saint Landoald
- Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain.
- Roman Catholicism and Church of England - Saint Joseph's Day for Saint Joseph of Nazareth, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, stepfather of Jesus; patron saint of Belgium, a good death, carpenters hence also (alternative) Father's Day in Spain, Portugal, Belgium
- Mojoday in Discordianism
- The swallows return to Mission San Juan Capistrano in California.
- The first day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- Serguei Dounovetz: French writer and screenwriter, an author of detective fiction and children's and teeenage literature.
- Shelley Burch: Tucson, Arizona -- Actress (One Life to Live, Identity Crisis).
- Terry Hall: English singer-songwriter (The Specials Fun Boy Three The Colourfield and Vegas).
- Kevin Moreton: English actor.
- Shelly Burch in Tucson: Arizona, USA; actress (Delila - One Life to Live, Identity Crisis).
- 1st Impressions opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 84 performances
- Buena Vista releases Disney's live-action feature film The Shaggy Dog to theaters. This is Disney's first live-action comedy film. The film is based on the novel The Hound of Florence by Felix Salten.
- Two other islands join Addu in the United Suvadive Republic (abolished September 1963), in the Maldives Islands.
- Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida opens.
- The Dalai Lama is granted asylum in India.
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