19/09/1960 Chubby Checker goes to #1 on the US singles chart
The Twist - Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker "The Twist & Let's Twist Again" on The Ed Sullivan Show
"The Twist" is an American pop song written and originally released in early 1959 by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters as a B-side to "Teardrops on Your Letter". Chubby Checker's 1960 cover version of the song gave birth to the Twist dance craze. His single became a hit, reaching number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.