Sunday 29 March 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Brad McCrimmon in Dodsland and Frank Caggiano.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon.
In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits.
Warlock, directed by Edward Dmytryk, 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 Garry Halliday.
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Which were the important events of 29 March 1959 ?
- St. Bertold (d.1179)
- Blessed Hugo (d.1239)
- St. Ludolf of Ratzeburg (d.1250)
- St. Eustace
- Memorial day and commemoration of the 1947 revolt against French colonisation in Madagascar
- Youth Day in Taiwan
- Festival of Ishtar.
- St. Jonas (d. 327)
- Brad McCrimmon in Dodsland: Saskatchewan, Canada; NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers).
- Frank Caggiano: American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who currently serves as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
- Perry Farrell: Rock Singer.
- Raul Demolina: TV Show Host.
- Henry Bellingham: English lawyer and politician.
- Barry Blanchard: Canadian mountaineer
- Michael Hayes: American wrestler and singer
- Brad McCrimmon: Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2011)
- Some Like it Hot with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon premieres
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- The Coasters - Charlie Brown
- David Seville - Alvin's Harmonica
- Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
- Thomas Wayne - Tragedy
- The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me
- The Bell Notes - I've Had It
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- Ricky Nelson - Never Be Anyone Else But You
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
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