Monday 31 August 1959
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rachel Dennison in Knoxville and Tony DeFranco.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Three Bells by The Browns.
In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits.
The Magician, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while The Young Titan by F. Van Wyck Mason was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1959 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Rachel Dennison in Knoxville: Tennessee, USA; actress (Doralee Rhodes - 9 to 5).
- Tony DeFranco: Rocker (DeFranco Family).
- Laurence Parisot: French businesswoman and billionaire, the head of the French MEDEF employers' union from 5 July 2005 to 3 July 2013.
- Ralph Krueger: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- Jessica Upshaw: American lawyer and politician (d. 2013).
- Charles Delaney: Dies at 67.
- 48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)
- Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Browns - The Three Bells
- Phil Phillips - Sea Of Love
- Santo and Johnny - Sleep Walk
- Sammy Turner - Lavender-Blue
- Lloyd Price - I'm Gonna Get Married
- Ray Charles - What'd I Say (Part I)
- Elvis Presley - A Big Hunk O' Love
- The Drifters - There Goes My Baby
- Johnny and the Hurricanes - Red River Rock
- Fats Domino - I Want To Walk You Home
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