Sunday 21 June 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tom Chambers NBA forward and Tom Chambers.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton.
In UK Roulette by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits.
Darby O'Gill and the Little People, directed by Robert Stevenson, 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 21 June 1959 ?
- Tom Chambers NBA forward: center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns).
- Tom Chambers: American athlete, pro basketball player for several teams, finishing his career with the Philadelphia 76ers.
- John Baron: English captain and politician.
- Marcella Detroit: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Shakespear's Sister).
- Kathy Mattea: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Lloyd Price - Personality
- Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
- Martin Denny - Quiet Village
- Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
- Dion and the Belmonts - A Teenager In Love
- Freddy Cannon - Tallahassee Lassie
- Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
- Edward Byrnes - Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)
- Franck Pourcel's French Fiddles - Only You
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