Monday 30 November 1959
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sylvia Hanika in Munich and Cherie Currie.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin.
In UK Travellin' Light by Cliff Richard & The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
Operation Petticoat, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rocky and His Friends.
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- Cities for Life Day; 300 cities around the world declare their opposition to the death penalty
- Official End of the Hurricane Season
- Philippines - Andres Bonifacio Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew the apostle
- Also see November 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Barbados - Independence Day (from Britain, 1966)
- Sylvia Hanika in Munich: West Germany; tennis player (Avon-1982).
- Cherie Currie: American singer and actress who got her start singing for The Runaways, an all-female hard rock band from the late 1970s that also included future stars Joan Jett and Lita Ford.
- Lorraine Kelly: Scottish newspaper journalist, BBC researcher, 1983, and presenter for AM-TV from 1984-1992.
- Giannis Aggelakas: Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Marie Currie: American singer-songwriter and actress.
- Hugo Swire: English soldier and politician Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
- Joe Foss named first commissioner of AFL.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
- Della Reese - Don't You Know
- The Fleetwoods - Mr. Blue
- Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number
- Ernie Fields - In The Mood
- Brook Benton - So Many Ways
- Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder
- Bobby Rydell - We Got Love
- Fats Domino - Be My Guest
- Paul Evans - Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat
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