Sunday 29 November 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rahm Emanuel and Charles Grant Winston in Salem.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin.
In UK Travellin' Light by Cliff Richard & The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
Operation Petticoat, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Too Many Ghosts by Paul Gallico was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rocky and His Friends.
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- former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Republic Day
- International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
- Israel - Kaftet be-November (commemoration of the U.N. decision in 1947 to partition Palestine)
- Albania - Liberation Day (Dita e �lirimit)
- Brendan of Birr or Brendan the Younger
- Saint Cuthbert Mayne, martyr
- Feast days of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Saturnin
- Denis of the Nativity and Redemptus of the Cross
- Rahm Emanuel: American politician, chief of staff for most of President Barack Obama's first term in office and elected Mayor of Chicago on February 22, 2011.
- Charles Grant Winston in Salem: North Carolina, USA; actor (Another World).
- Richard Borcherds: South African-English mathematician and academic.
- Neal Broten: Roseau, Canada -- NHL center (New Jersey Devils).
- Rich Camarillo: American football player and coach.
- Steve Hindalong: American drummer songwriter and producer (The Choir and Lost Dogs).
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
- The Fleetwoods - Mr. Blue
- Della Reese - Don't You Know
- Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number
- Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder
- Brook Benton - So Many Ways
- Wink Martindale - Deck Of Cards
- Ernie Fields - In The Mood
- Jerry Wallace - Primrose Lane
- Bobby Rydell - We Got Love
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