Friday 4 December 1959
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Susan W Krebs and Christa Rothenburger.
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 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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Which were the important events of 4 December 1959 ?
- Roman festivals - secret ceremonies in honor of Bona Dea
- R.C. Saints - Saint John of Damascus: optional memorial; also Saint Barbara
- Santerfa, Lukumf - Day of Shango
- International Hug Day. See Also: January 21st, National Hugging Day
- Navy Day in India
- Susan W Krebs: American politician.
- Christa Rothenburger: German speed skater and cyclist.
- Christian Jacob: French politician, who was the Minister of French Civil Service in Jacques Chirac's second term as President of France.
- Susan Krebs: American accountant and politician.
- Paul McGrath: Actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74.
- Christa Luding-Rothenburger: German speed skater and cyclist
- Rosetta Duncan: (Duncan Sisters) dies in an auto accident at age 58.
- A monkey returns to Earth safely, after being launched 55 miles high into outer space by the United States space program.
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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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