Tuesday 1 December 1959
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Loïc Peyron and Anne Ducros.
In that special week of December 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 The Darkness And The Dawn by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rocky and His Friends.
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- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Loïc Peyron
- Anne Ducros: French jazz singer.
- Billy Childish: English painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist.
- Loïck Peyron: French skipper and yachtsman, he won several transatlantic races.
- Wally Lewis: Australian rugby league footballer.
- 12 nations sign treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica
- 1st color photograph of Earth from outer space
- The 1st color photograph of Earth received from outer space
- 25th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Cannon, LSU (HB).
- Twelve nations sign a treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica.
- Cold War: Opening date for signature of the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 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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