Sunday 28 June 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Joëlle Aubron and Brian Roberts.
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.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, directed by Terence Fisher, 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 28 June 1959 ?
- Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyon
- Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
- National Handshake Day
- Joëlle Aubron: French militant political activist in the French group Action directe.
- Brian Roberts: American executive and CEO in charge of Comcast, a cable company that has expanded into the cellular phone business.
- Clint Boon: English singer and keyboard player (Inspiral Carpets and The Clint Boon Experience).
- Bridgette Monet: American porn actress.
- Gina Alajar: Filipino actress and director.
- Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
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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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