Friday 24 July 1959
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Lonely Boy by Paul Anka.
In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits.
The Tingler, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Lady Chatterly'S Lover by D.H. Lawrence 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 24 July 1959 ?
- Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
- St. Ruffin
- St. Wulfhad
- St. David
- St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
- St. Lewine
- St. Kinga/Cunegundes
- St. Francis Solano
- St. Saint Christina the Astonishing
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 9 saints: St. Lupus
- Ancient Latvia - Jekaupa Diena held
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Leo
- Vanuatu - Children's Day
- Ecuador - Sim=n Bolfvar Day
- Venezuela - the Libertador (Sim=n Bolfvar Day)
- Brian Fogt: Dayton, Ohio -- Nike golfer (1992 Ft Wayne Open-7th).
- Edward Liddie: Union, Georgia -- Judo fighter (1984 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- 500,000th Dutch TV set registered
- VP Nixon argues with Khrushchev, known as Kitchen Debate
- At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a ''Kitchen Debate''.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
- Elvis Presley - A Big Hunk O' Love
- Lloyd Price - Personality
- Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
- Carl Dobkins Jr. - My Heart Is An Open Book
- Fabian - Tiger
- Stonewall Jackson - Waterloo
- Connie Francis - Lipstick On Your Collar
- Freddy Cannon - Tallahassee Lassie
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