Friday 31 July 1959
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Lonely Boy by Paul Anka.
In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits.
The Tingler, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Lady Chatterly'S Lover by D.H. Lawrence 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 31 July 1959 ?
- St. John Columbini
- Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
- St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
- St. Helen of Skofde
- La Hae Hawai?i - Hawaiian Flag Day
- Stanley Jordan: American guitarist pianist and songwriter.
- Andrew Marr: British journalist and political commentator.
- Peter Senior: Singapore -- Australasia golfer.
- Mike Bielecki: American pro baseball player, a right-handed pitcher who played in the American League for two years and the National League for 12 years.
- Maggie Alderson: British-Australian author, magazine editor and fashion journalist.
- 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
- The Basque separatist organisation ETA is founded.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
- Elvis Presley - A Big Hunk O' Love
- Lloyd Price - Personality
- The Drifters - There Goes My Baby
- Carl Dobkins Jr. - My Heart Is An Open Book
- Fabian - Tiger
- Stonewall Jackson - Waterloo
- Connie Francis - Lipstick On Your Collar
- Duane Eddy - Forty Miles Of Bad Road
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