Thursday 29 January 1959
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Paul McGann and Craig Herbertson.
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 29 January 1959 ?
- Paul McGann: Actor (Dr Who).
- Craig Herbertson: Scottish musician, songwriter and science fiction and fantasy author.
- Mike Foligno: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- Michael Sloane: American actor director and screenwriter.
- Nick Xenophon: Australian lawyer and politician.
- Winifred Brunton: English-South African painter and illustrator (d. 1959).
- Buena Vista premieres Disney's animated feature film Sleeping Beauty at the Fox Wilshire Theater in Los Angeles, California. The film is based on Charles Perrault's version of the story of Sleeping Beauty.
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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