Wednesday 28 January 1959
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Burkhard Dallwitz and Shaun Belcher.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters.
In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits.
Sleeping Beauty, directed by Clyde Geronimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Third Man.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 January 1959 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas
- Burkhard Dallwitz: German-born composer.
- Shaun Belcher: British artist, art lecturer, poet and songwriter.
- Frank Darabont: American director and producer.
- Dave Sharp: English guitarist (The Alarm The Hard Travelers and AOR Spirit of The Alarm).
- Soviet Union wins 62-37 for first international basketball loss by US.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Connie Francis - My Happiness
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- The Crests - 16 Candles
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- Billy Grammer - Gotta Travel On
- Clyde McPhatter - A Lover's Question
- Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
- Jack Scott - Goodbye Baby
- Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Loving
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