Friday 26 June 1959
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Joëlle Aubron and Mark McKinney.
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.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, directed by Terence Fisher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Mr. Squiggle and Friends.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saints John and Paul
- The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
- Flag Day in Romania
- Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
- Independence Day in Madagascar
- Saint Josemarfa Escriv� (d. 1975)
- Joëlle Aubron
- Mark McKinney: Canadian actor and screenwriter.
- Francis Magee: TV Actor.
- Kevin McCarthy: American bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center; killed on 9/11/2001 when the building was impacted by an airliner piloted by terrorists.
- Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavywgt boxing title
- Queen Elizabeth II and US President Dwight Eisenhower open the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
- The Saint Lawrence Seaway opens, opening North America's Great Lakes to ocean-going ships.
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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