Thursday 22 January 1959
It was Thursday, 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.
Sleeping Beauty, directed by Clyde Geronimi, 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 22 January 1959 ?
- New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.
- Linda Blair in Saint Louis: Missouri, USA; actress (Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St).
- Linda Blair: American model from age five who had two minor film roles before a remarkable performance at age 12 in "The Exorcist," for which she received an Oscar nomination.
- Tyrone Power: American fourth generation actor and noted family, the son of Tyrone Power, born two months after his father died of a heart attack in Spain.
- US Air Force concludes less than 1 percent of UFOs are unknown objects.
- Knox Mine Disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston City, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Connie Francis - My Happiness
- The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- The Crests - 16 Candles
- Clyde McPhatter - A Lover's Question
- Billy Grammer - Gotta Travel On
- Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Loving
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him
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