Sunday December 13, 1959

US date format: 12/13/1959, UK date format: 13/12/1959

The day of the week was Sunday, under the astrological sign of Sagittarius (see Chinese Zodiac and Moon Sign on December 13, 1959).

Famous birthdays on this day include Johnny Whitaker and Cameron Dye.

The number one song in US was Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was #1 song in the UK.

Suddenly, Last Summer, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1959 while Station Wagon In Spain by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching On the Spot.

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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December 13, 1959 Events

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Historical Events

  • Archbishop Makarios becomes the first President of Cyprus.
  • Three years after its first telecast, MGM's ''The Wizard of Oz'' is shown on television for only the second time, but it gains an even larger viewing audience than its first television outing, spurring CBS to make it an annual tradition.

See also

What happened on December 13 in history? Find out the list of December 13th major events

What was 1959 famous for? Discover everything about 1959

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December 13, 1959 Famous Birthdays


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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Suddenly, Last Summer

Suddenly, Last Summer

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

Country: United States of America

On the Beach

On the Beach

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Country: United States of America

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker

Country: United States of America

The Cow and I

The Cow and I

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Henri Verneuil

Starring: Fernandel, Pierre-Louis, Ellen Schwiers, Ingeborg Schöner

The Gazebo

The Gazebo

Release year: 1959

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds, Carl Reiner, John McGiver

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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 13, 1959? Which were the top hits on December 13, 1959?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Mack The Knife
  2. - Heartaches By The Number
  3. - Mr. Blue
  4. - Don't You Know
  5. - In The Mood

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - What Do You Want?
  2. - What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?
  3. - Oh Carol
  4. - Travellin' Light
  5. - Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - The Clouds
  2. - So Many Ways
  3. - Talk That Talk
  4. - Dance With Me
  5. - Be My Guest
Sport Games on December 13, 1959

Sport Games on December 13, 1959


NFL

American Football
  • Chicago Cardinals - Pittsburgh Steelers : 20 - 35
  • Cleveland Browns - Philadelphia Eagles : 28 - 21
  • Detroit Lions - Chicago Bears : 14 - 25
  • Green Bay Packers - San Francisco 49ers : 36 - 14
  • New York Giants - Washington Redskins : 24 - 10
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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On the Spot

On the Spot

Release year: 1959

Showtime

Showtime

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Tom Dey

Take It Easy

Take It Easy

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Anantha Padmanabha

Not for Hire

Not for Hire

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Mike Cajuin

Country: United States of America

Shotgun Slade

Shotgun Slade

Release year: 1959

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Station Wagon In Spain by Frances Parkinson Keyes

Station Wagon In Spain

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Station Wagon in Spain 1959 BCE by Francis Parkinson Keyes Farrar Straus & Cudahy published a hardcover with a dust jacket of 224 pages.

The Thirteenth Apostle by Eugene Vale

The Thirteenth Apostle

By:

Los Angeles Times: This is what great novels are made of. . . This book is powerful and important. "This

The Status Seekers by Vance Packard

The Status Seekers

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"An explosive exploration into class behavior in America and hidden barriers that impact you, your community and your future."

The Darkness And The Dawn by Thomas B. Costain

The Darkness And The Dawn

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The Darkness and the Dawn

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Advice and Consent

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 13, 1959?

On December 13, 1959 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is December 13, 1959?

On December 13, 1959 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 13, 1959?

On December 13, 1959 the US President was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 13, 1959?

On December 13, 1959 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 13, 1959?

On December 13, 1959 Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 13, 1959?

On December 13, 1959 several famous people were born including, Johnny Whitaker, Cameron Dye, Pat Torpey.

What was the number one song in December 13, 1959?

The number one song in the week of December 13, 1959 was Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin in US and What Do You Want? by Adam Faith in UK.

What were the top hits on December 13, 1959?

The top hits on December 13, 1959 were Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin, Heartaches By The Number by Guy Mitchell, Mr. Blue by The Fleetwoods in US and What Do You Want? by Adam Faith, What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates, Oh Carol by Neil Sedaka in UK.