Monday 21 December 1959
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 December 1959 ?
- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Sergio Rubini: Italian film actor and director, he is married actress Margherita Buy.
- Corinne Touzet: French actress (especially TV), comedian on stage, and producer, of West Indian descent.
- Serge Amoruso: French designer of quality leather goods, specializing in bespoke hand-stitches bags, luggage and accessories.
- Florence Joyner: American field and track star, actress and businesswoman.
- Rosanjin: Japanese calligrapher, restaurateur and ceramicist (Born 1883).
- 10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7)
- Shah of Persia marries Farah Diba
- Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988).
- Citizens of Deerfield, Illinois, block building of interracial housing.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Marty Robbins - El Paso
- Freddie Cannon - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
- Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
- Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number
- Frankie Avalon - Why
- Miss Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt
- Paul Anka - It's Time To Cry
- Bobby Rydell - We Got Love
- Connie Francis - Among My Souvenirs
- Fabian - Hound Dog Man
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