Monday 10 August 1959
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rosanna Arquette and Rosanna Arquette in New York City.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to A Big Hunk O' Love by Elvis Presley.
In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits.
The Tingler, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Oh Boy!.
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- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
- St. Deusdedit
- Ancient Latvia - Labrenca Diena held
- St. Blaan
- Rosanna Arquette: American actress born into a theatrical family of three generations of close-knit, liberal actors.
- Rosanna Arquette in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Desperately Seeking Susan).
- Mark Price bass/vocals (All About Eve: Tin Huey - "Contents Dislodged").
- Gianluca Rinaldini: Italian tennis player with a brilliant talent and a promising career.
- Albert Owen: Welsh sailor and politician.
- Mark Price: English drummer (All About Eve and Del Amitri).
- Florent Vollant: Innu-Canadian singer-songwriter (Kashtin).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - A Big Hunk O' Love
- Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
- Carl Dobkins Jr. - My Heart Is An Open Book
- The Drifters - There Goes My Baby
- Sammy Turner - Lavender-Blue
- Fabian - Tiger
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Dinah Washington - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes
- Ray Charles - What'd I Say (Part I)
- Stonewall Jackson - Waterloo
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