Tuesday 20 January 1959
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lea Antonoplis in West Covina and Antonio D'Amico.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters.
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 King Must Die by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rawhide.
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Which were the important events of 20 January 1959 ?
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
- Saint Fabian
- Epiphanius of Pavia
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Sebastian
- Presidential Inauguration Day in the United States.
- The Eve of St. Agnes.
- Lea Antonoplis in West Covina: California, USA; tennis star.
- Antonio D'Amico: Italian companion of Gianni Versace for many years.
- Joel Rifkin: American adopted while male, raised in East Meadow, Long Island.
- R Salvatore: American author of fantasy books.
- Nancy Sullivan: American politician and head of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, the first time the head of the Board has been a former cancer patient herself and one without medical or legal credentials.
- Tami Hoag: American author
- Carl Switzer: Actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31.
- The first flight of the Vickers Vanguard.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Connie Francis - My Happiness
- The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song
- Ritchie Valens - Donna
- The Crests - 16 Candles
- Clyde McPhatter - A Lover's Question
- Billy Grammer - Gotta Travel On
- Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Loving
- Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
- The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him
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