Sunday 20 December 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include David Lutz and Simon Hughes.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Heartaches By The Number by Guy Mitchell.
In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits.
Solomon and Sheba, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
- Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
- David Lutz: NFL guard / tackle (Detroit Lions).
- Simon Hughes: English cricketer and journalist.
- Hildegard Körner: German runner.
- Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz: Polish physicist and politician 12th Prime Minister of Poland.
- Trent Tucker: American basketball player and sportscaster.
- Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India versus Australia at Kanpur.
- The Walker Family Murders
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