Sunday 12 April 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Anna-Lena Brundin and Elissa Leeds in New York City.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon.
In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits.
Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, 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 Manhunt.
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- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Anna-Lena Brundin: Swedish stand-up comedian and songwriter-performer of country music.
- Elissa Leeds in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Cissy - Dorothy).
- Howard Stableford: English radio and television host.
- Tracy Tormé: American screenwriter and producer.
- France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria
- 13th Tony Awards: J B and Redhead win.
- Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me
- Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
- Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces
- Thomas Wayne - Tragedy
- Ricky Nelson - Never Be Anyone Else But You
- The Coasters - Charlie Brown
- David Seville - Alvin's Harmonica
- Ricky Nelson - It's Late
- The Virtues - Guitar Boogie Shuffle
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