Saturday 26 September 1959
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rich Gedman and Ilya Kormiltsev.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Sleep Walk by Santo and Johnny.
In UK Only Sixteen by Craig Douglas was in the top 5 hits.
The Magician, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hotel de Paree.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 September 1959 ?
- Rich Gedman: American baseball player and coach.
- Ilya Kormiltsev: Russian poet and translator (Born 1959).
- Solomon Bandaranaike: Prime Minister of Ceylon (1956-59), assassinated at 60.
- Japan hit by typhoon Vera; about 5,000 die
- Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
- Vera, Japan hit by a typhoon; about 5,000 die
- San Francisco Giants' Sam Jones second no-hitter, beats Saint Louis Cardinals, 4-0.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Santo and Johnny - Sleep Walk
- The Browns - The Three Bells
- Lloyd Price - I'm Gonna Get Married
- The Everly Brothers - ('Til) I Kissed You
- Phil Phillips - Sea Of Love
- Johnny and the Hurricanes - Red River Rock
- Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
- Sarah Vaughan - Broken-Hearted Melody
- Fats Domino - I Want To Walk You Home
- Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder
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