Sunday 22 March 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. 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.
Some Like It Hot, directed by Billy Wilder, 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 22 March 1959 ?
- Blessed Genta of Maaseik
- The fourth day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- World Water Day.
- Easter Sunday - 1818, 2285. In the Gregorian Calendar 22 March is the earliest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (25th April is the latest).
- Saint Octavian
- Saint Lea of Rome
- Saint Reinhilde of Ghent
- Carlton Cuse: Mexican-born American TV writer and executive.
- Avraham Fried: American singer-songwriter.
- Matthew Modine: American actor director producer and screenwriter.
- Matthew Modine in Loma Linda: California, USA; actor (Full Metal Jacket, Pacific Heights).
- Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Nehi Golf Tournament.
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