Tuesday 20 January 1959
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters.
In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits.
Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 20 January 1959 ?
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
- Saint Fabian
- Epiphanius of Pavia
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Sebastian
- Presidential Inauguration Day in the United States.
- The Eve of St. Agnes.
- Lea Antonoplis in West Covina: California, USA; tennis star.
- Tami Hoag: American author.
- R Salvatore: American author of fantasy books.
- Nancy Sullivan: American politician and head of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, the first time the head of the Board has been a former cancer patient herself and one without medical or legal credentials.
- Antonio D'Amico: Italian companion of Gianni Versace for many years.
- Joel Rifkin: American adopted while male, raised in East Meadow, Long Island. An unemployed landscaper, Rifkin was arrested in July 1993 and later convicted of the serial murders of more than 17 prostitutes. He kept trophies of his victims.
- Carl Switzer: Actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31.
- The first flight of the Vickers Vanguard.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- The Crests - 16 Candles
- Connie Francis - My Happiness
- Billy Grammer - Gotta Travel On
- Clyde McPhatter - A Lover's Question
- Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Loving
- The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song
- The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him
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