Saturday 2 May 1959
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods.
In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits.
Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 2 May 1959 ?
- Saint Zoe
- Saint Mafalda
- Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
- Saint Germanus
- Saints Exuperius and Zoe
- Saint Boris
- Saint Athanasius
- Indonesia - Indonesia National Education Day
- Iran - Teacher's Day
- Slovenia - second day of Labour Day
- Madrid Region - Day of the Region.
- Bah�'f Faith: Last day of the Festival of Ridv�n
- Poland - Flag Day, an official holiday to honour the Flag of Poland
- saint tsar Boris
- Dominique Gutknecht: French homicide; he conducted a number of armed robberies and three murders.
- Alan Best: Canadian animation director and producer.
- Tony Wakeford: English singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Brian Tochi: American actor who, throughout his career, has appeared on a great many television series in both guest-starring and starring roles.
- Brian Tochi in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Dr Alan Poe - St Elsewhere, Renegades).
- 85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2.
- 1959 FA Cup Final: Nottingham Forest defeats Luton Town 2–1.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me
- Elvis Presley - (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces
- The Virtues - Guitar Boogie Shuffle
- Dave Baby Cortez - The Happy Organ
- Elvis Presley - I Need Your Love Tonight
- Travis and Bob - Tell Him No
- The Impalas - Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)
- Fabian - Turn Me Loose
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