Tuesday 2 December 1958
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Uladzimir Parfianovich and Randy Gardner.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to To Know Him, Is To Love Him by The Teddy Bears.
In UK It's All In The Game by Tommy Edwards was in the top 5 hits.
Auntie Mame, directed by Morton DaCosta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958
while Around The World With Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Charlie Drake.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 December 1958 ?
- Laos - National Day
- United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
- R.C. Saints - St Bibiana
- Uladzimir Parfianovich: Belarusian canoer.
- Randy Gardner: American athlete, an ice skating champion teamed with Tai Babilonia from 1970, precision mirror-images in a unique ballet pas de deux on ice.
- Ezio Gamba: Italian judo champion, winner of a Gold Medal at the Olympics in Moscow 1980.
- Gaëtan Gorce: French politician, a member of the National Assembly of France.
- Andrew George: English politician.
- Vladimir Parfenovich: USSR -- 500m kayak (1980 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
- George Saunders: American journalist author and academic
- KNOP TV channel 2 in North Platte, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
- 24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB).
- Benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1958 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him
- The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
- Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe
- The Playmates - Beep Beep
- Elvis Presley - One Night
- Cozy Cole - Topsy II
- Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town
- The Everly Brothers - Problems
- Elvis Presley - I Got Stung
- Tommy Edwards - It's All In The Game
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