Thursday 8 January 1959
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Duk Koo Kim and Michael Harwood in Sydney.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks.
In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits.
Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Hawaii by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rawhide.
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- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Michael Harwood in Sydney: New South Wales; Australasia golfer.
- Duk Koo Kim: Korean boxer (d. 1982).
- Kim Duk-koo: South Korean boxer (d. 1982).
- Paul Hester: Australian drummer (Crowded House Split Enz Deckchairs Overboard and Tarmac Adam) (d. 2005).
- Keith Rodden: American NASCAR crew chief.
- Charles De Gaulle is inaugurated as the first president of the French Fifth Republic.
- Caves of Nerja are discovered in Spain.
- Motown Records founded by Berry Gordy, Jr.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him
- The Everly Brothers - Problems
- Elvis Presley - One Night
- Connie Francis - My Happiness
- The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
- Clyde McPhatter - A Lover's Question
- Billy Grammer - Gotta Travel On
- Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Loving
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