Tuesday 13 October 1959
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include The Miracle of Fátima: the Holy Mother and Marie Osmond.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin.
In UK Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits.
Pillow Talk, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while The Great Imposter by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Detectives.
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- RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
- Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
- French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
- The Miracle of Fátima: the Holy Mother
- Marie Osmond: TV Show Host.
- Adam Poirier: American musician, played the synthesizer with a group which toured in Japan in 1985.
- Marie Osmond in Ogden: Utah, USA; singer/actress (Paper Roses, Goin' Coconuts).
- K Rudolf Mengelberg: Dutch Composer (Concert Amsterdam), dies at 67.
- In Hamlet, Indiana, USA a building is hit by a falling meteorite.
- The United States launches Explorer 7.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
- Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder
- The Fleetwoods - Mr. Blue
- Santo and Johnny - Sleep Walk
- The Everly Brothers - ('Til) I Kissed You
- Sandy Nelson - Teen Beat
- The Coasters - Poison Ivy
- The Browns - The Three Bells
- Frankie Avalon - Just Ask Your Heart
- Andy Williams - Lonely Street
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