Monday 22 June 1959
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nicola Sirkis and Eddie Kidd.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton.
In UK Roulette by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits.
Darby O'Gill and the Little People, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Command The Morning by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Nicola Sirkis: French frontman and singer of the pop-rock band Indochine, born to a Moldavian father.
- Eddie Kidd: British motorcycle stunt rider.
- Stéphane Sirkis: French musician in the new wave band Indochine, along with his twin brother Nicola Sirkis.
- Daniel Xuereb: French football (soccer) striker, who earned eight international caps (one goal) for the French national team during the 1980s.
- Pol Van Den Driessche
- Michael Kinane: Irish flat racing jockey.
- Wayne Federman: American comedian actor and author.
- Mike O'Meara: American radio personality.
- Ed Viesturs: American mountaineer.
- Hermann Brill: German lawyer and politician 8th Minister-President of Thuringia (d. 1959).
- Along Came Jones by Coasters peaks at #9
- Class by Chubby Checker peaks at #38
- Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)
- Shunryu Suzuki completes his historical Japan to SF voyage
- Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed).
- Eddie Lubanski bowls two consecutive perfect games.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Lloyd Price - Personality
- Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
- Paul Anka - Lonely Boy
- Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
- Martin Denny - Quiet Village
- Freddy Cannon - Tallahassee Lassie
- Dion and the Belmonts - A Teenager In Love
- The Coasters - Along Came Jones
- Connie Francis - Lipstick On Your Collar
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