Tuesday 30 June 1959
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 June 1959 ?
- Independence Day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- First Martyrs of the See of Rome.
- Daniel Goldhagen: American political scientist author and academic.
- Brendan Perry: English singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Dead Can Dance and The Scavengers).
- Sakis Tsiolis: Greek footballer and manager.
- Sandip Verma: Baroness Verma Indian-English businesswoman and politician.
- Gina Goldberg: Playmate (May, 1981).
- Michel Dion: Quebec City, Quebec -- Rifle shooter (1992, 96 Olympics)
- Stephanie Farwig: Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Golfer (1994 LPGA Corning Classic-2nd)
- Jean-Luc Romero: French politician, writer and NGO leader.
- Vincent D'Onofrio: American actor
- During a game in Wrigley Field, two balls are in play at same time.
- A United States Air Force F-100 Super Sabre from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, crashes into a nearby elementary school, killing 11 students plus six residents from the local neighborhood.
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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
- Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
- Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
- Lloyd Price - Personality
- Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
- Martin Denny - Quiet Village
- Connie Francis - Lipstick On Your Collar
- Dion and the Belmonts - A Teenager In Love
- Freddy Cannon - Tallahassee Lassie
- The Coasters - Along Came Jones
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