Saturday 31 January 1959
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Philippe Monnet and Jonathan Veitch.
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.
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Which were the important events of 31 January 1959 ?
- Blessed Ludovica
- Saint Geminianus
- Saint Marcella
- Saint Pedro Nolasco
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
- Philippe Monnet: French single-handed sailor, a multiple record holder in various races.
- Jonathan Veitch: American noted family, the son of Carol Lee Stuart Ladd and film executive Jonathan Veitch.
- Anthony LaPaglia: Australian footballer actor and producer.
- Kelly Lynch: American model and actress.
- Kelly Moore: American stock car driver.
- Mickey Simmonds: English keyboard player and songwriter
- Joe Cronin signs seven-year pact to become head of American League.
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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