Wednesday 26 August 1959
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jim Rutledge and Joanne Gail Abbott.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Three Bells by The Browns.
In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits.
The Magician, directed by Ingmar Bergman, 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.
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1959 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Jim Rutledge: Victoria, British Columbia -- Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Indian Open).
- Joanne Gail Abbott: Executive (MTV).
- Kathryn P Hire: Mobile, Alabama -- Lieutenant Commander USN / Astronaut (sk: STS 90).
- Stan Van Gundy: American basketball player and coach.
- Oliver Colvile: English lawyer and politician.
- The original Mini designed by Sir Alec Issigonis is launched.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Browns - The Three Bells
- Phil Phillips - Sea Of Love
- Sammy Turner - Lavender-Blue
- Elvis Presley - A Big Hunk O' Love
- Carl Dobkins Jr. - My Heart Is An Open Book
- Ray Charles - What'd I Say (Part I)
- The Drifters - There Goes My Baby
- Santo and Johnny - Sleep Walk
- Dinah Washington - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes
- Fats Domino - I Want To Walk You Home
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