Monday 16 February 1959
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kelly Tripuka in Glenn Ridge and Jacques Ferrier.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price.
In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits.
The Journey, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Emergency.
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- Saint Juliana
- Saint Lucilla
- Remembrance of Lambertus
- Saint Jeremias
- Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
- Kyoto Protocol Day (2005)
- Lithuania - Independence Day (1918)
- Kelly Tripuka in Glenn Ridge: New Jersey, USA; NBA forward (Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz).
- Jacques Ferrier: French architect, building engineer, architectural academic professor.
- Véronique Lorimier: French astrologer and Tarot card reader, author of the books "Cours de tarologie" (1994), "Le phénomène OVNI vu à travers l'astrologie" (1992) and "Lettre d'une Astrologue a un Psychanalyste" (2004).
- John McEnroe: German-American tennis champ who first made international headlines in 1977-1978 as the youngest player to reach the men's semi-finals at Wimbledon in 100 years.
- Kelly Tripucka: American basketball player, a 6' 6" 225 lb.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- The Crests - 16 Candles
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Bill Parsons - The All American Boy
- Connie Francis - My Happiness
- Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
- Jack Scott - Goodbye Baby
- Billy Grammer - Gotta Travel On
- Reg Owen and His Orchestra - Manhattan Spiritual
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