Monday 23 February 1959
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price.
In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits.
The Journey, directed by Anatole Litvak, 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.
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Which were the important events of 23 February 1959 ?
- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
- Richard Dodds: British field hockey player.
- John Arthur Wilson in Ceres: California, USA; PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-4th).
- Clayton Anderson: American engineer and astronaut.
- Nick de Bois: English politician.
- Ian Liddell-Grainger: Scottish soldier and politician.
- Linda Nolan: Irish singer and actress (The Nolans)
- KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- The Crests - 16 Candles
- Bill Parsons - The All American Boy
- The Coasters - Charlie Brown
- LaVern Baker - I Cried A Tear
- Annette - Tall Paul
- Petite Fleur (Little Flower) - Chris Barber's Jazz Band
- Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
- Ray Anthony - Peter Gunn
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