Thursday 25 June 1959
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lutz Dombrowski and Jari Puikkonen.
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.
Anatomy of a Murder, directed by Otto Preminger, 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.
On TV people were watching Juke Box Jury.
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Which were the important events of 25 June 1959 ?
- Lutz Dombrowski: German long jumper and educator.
- Jari Puikkonen: Finnish ski jumper.
- Efren Reyes: Jr.
- Paris Themmen: American actor.
- Bobbie Vaile: Australian astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1996).
- Charles Starkweather: American homicide; a mass murderer by the time he was 18.
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
- Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
- Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
- Martin Denny - Quiet Village
- Freddy Cannon - Tallahassee Lassie
- Dion and the Belmonts - A Teenager In Love
- The Coasters - Along Came Jones
- Connie Francis - Lipstick On Your Collar
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