Wednesday 30 December 1959
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tracey Ullman and Antonio Pappano.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Why by Frankie Avalon.
In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits.
Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Jean Yarbrough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while Groucho And Me by Groucho Marx was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Radio rochela.
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- The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
- Philippines - Rizal Day
- Tracey Ullman: British comedienne, a boisterous, original player on screen, stage and TV.
- Antonio Pappano: English pianist and conductor.
- Josee Verner: Canadian politician.
- Kåre Thomsen: Norwegian guitarist and graphic designer.
- Josée Verner: Canadian politician 8th Canadian Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.
- Maria Baers: Flemish social female worker/senator, dies at age 76.
- George Washington, 1st ballistic missile sub commissioned
- The USS George Washington becomes first ballistic missile submarine commissioned.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Frankie Avalon - Why
- Marty Robbins - El Paso
- Miss Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt
- Paul Anka - It's Time To Cry
- Freddie Cannon - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
- Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number
- Connie Francis - Among My Souvenirs
- Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
- Fabian - Hound Dog Man
- Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes
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