Thursday 15 January 1959
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Pete Trewavas in Middlesbrough and Sister Carol.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks.
In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits.
Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while The Mountain Is Young by Han Suyin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rawhide.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 January 1959 ?
- Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
- Jallikattu in South India.
- United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
- North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
- Malawi - John Chilembwe Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Saint Ides, virgin, died January 15, 570.
- Roman Empire - Second day of the Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Wikipedia Day.
- Pete Trewavas in Middlesbrough: England; rock bassist, (Marillion - "Clutching at Straws", "Real to Reel").
- Sister Carol: Jamaican reggae singer.
- Marlene Olive: American homicide, the killer of both of her parents on 6/21/1975.
- Carol : Jamaican-American singer-songwriter.
- Greg Dowling: Australian rugby league player.
- Pavle Kozjek: Slovenian mountaineer and photographer (d. 2008)
- Pete Trewavas: English bass player (Kino Marillion Transatlantic and Edison's Children)
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Connie Francis - My Happiness
- Billy Grammer - Gotta Travel On
- The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him
- Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Loving
- Clyde McPhatter - A Lover's Question
- Elvis Presley - One Night
- The Everly Brothers - Problems
- Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town
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