Friday 20 March 1959
It was Friday, 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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Which were the important events of 20 March 1959 ?
- Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
- Saint Alexandra
- Saint Herbert (died 687)
- Canberra Day
- Meat Out Day
- International Astrology Day
- New Year of Iranian Calendar: Norouz occurs on the vernal equinox.
- The second day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- The vernal equinox usually occurs on this day.
- Saint Wulfram (d.704)
- Dale Reid: Ladybank, Scotland -- LPGA golfer (European Solheim Cup team).
- Jean-François Abgrall: French gendarme, famous for his investigation of the serial killer Francis Heaulme.
- Michael Whouley: American political operative who is credited with John Kerry’s come-from-behind win in the Iowa caucuses in January 2004.
- Steve McFadden: Soap Opera Actor.
- Steve Borden: Wrestler.
- Sting : American professional wrestler
- Nalini Ambady: Indian-American psychologist and academic (d. 2013)
- Dave Beasant: English footballer and coach
- Mary Roach: American author
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1959 ?
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