Tuesday 13 October 1959
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 13, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Marie Osmond and The Miracle of Fátima: the Holy Mother.
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.
Solomon and Sheba, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Charley Weaver'S Letters From Mamma by Cliff Arquette was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Shotgun Slade.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 October 1959 ?
- 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.
- Marie Osmond: TV Show Host.
- The Miracle of Fátima: the Holy Mother
- 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.
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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
Top #10 R&B songs
- Phil Phillips With The Twilights - Sea Of Love
- The Coasters - Poison Ivy
- Bo Diddley - Say Man
- Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk
- Nina Simone - I Loves You, Porgy
- Lloyd Price - I'm Gonna Get Married
- Dee Clark - Hey Little Girl
- What'd I Say (Part I & II) - Ray Charles and his Orchestra
- Sarah Vaughan - Broken-Hearted Melody
- Jackie Wilson - You Better Know It
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?