Sunday 26 July 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kevin Spacey and Rick Bragg.
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.
On TV people were watching Oh Boy!.
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Which were the important events of 26 July 1959 ?
- Kevin Spacey: American actor, winner of the Oscar as best actor on 26 March 2000.
- Rick Bragg: American author and journalist.
- Tom McGowan: American actor.
- Michael Ross: American serial killer (Born 1959).
- Manuel Altolaguirre: Spanish Poet / publisher (Amor), dies at 54.
- Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Fabian - Tiger
- Stonewall Jackson - Waterloo
- Lloyd Price - Personality
- Carl Dobkins Jr. - My Heart Is An Open Book
- Freddy Cannon - Tallahassee Lassie
- Connie Francis - Lipstick On Your Collar
- Elvis Presley - A Big Hunk O' Love
- Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
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