Friday 1 August 1958
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Patricia by Perez Prado and His Orchestra.
In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
The Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958
while Anatomy Of A Murder by Robert Traver was one of the best selling books.
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- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- Tor Hakon Holte: Norwegian cross country skier.
- Rob Buck: American guitarist and songwriter (10 000 Maniacs) (d. 2000).
- Adrian Dunbar: Irish actor.
- Tor Holte: Norwegian skier.
- Michael Penn: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Doll Congress).
- Taylor Negron in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Silvio - Detective School).
- Kiki Vandeweghe: American athlete, pro basketball player who began his career when recruited by the Denver Nuggats in December 1980. He was one of the team's high scorers. After having played for two teams, both championship winners for 12 of his 13 seasons, he became a basketball instructor and coach. On August 9, 2001 he was named the Denver team's general manager.
- 1st class postage up to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for 26 years)
- US atomic sub USS Nautilus 1st dives under North Pole
- US first class postage up to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for 26 years).
- The last Tom and Jerry episode (''Tot Watchers'') made by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera is released. Tom and Jerry will not be released to theatres again until 1961.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1958 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Perez Prado and His Orchestra - Patricia
- Ricky Nelson - Poor Little Fool
- Elvis Presley - Hard Headed Woman
- Bobby Darin - Splish Splash
- The Coasters - Yakety Yak
- Duane Eddy - Rebel-'Rouser
- Kalin Twins - When
- Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
- Jody Reynolds - Endless Sleep
- The Elegants - Little Star
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