Sunday 3 May 1959
It was Sunday, 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 3 May 1959 ?
- Saint Apostle James the Lesser
- Black Madonna of Cz?stochowa Queen and Protector of Poland (since April 1, 1656)
- Antonia and Alexander (martyrs of 313)
- Saint Emily Bicchiere (1238 - 1314
- Saints Eventius and Alexander, Saint Theodulus (martyrs of 119)
- Saint Ansfrid (c. 1008)
- Saint Alexander I
- Saint Apostle Philip
- Feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross, aka the Invention of the True Cross.
- Discoflux (Discordianism).
- Constitution Day in Poland and Japan.
- World Press Freedom Day.
- Saint Juvenalis (d. 376)
- David Ball: English keyboard player and producer (Soft Cell and The Grid).
- Uma Bharti: Indian activist and politician 16th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
- Uma Bharati: Indian politician.
- Ben Elton: British left-wing comedian, scriptwriter and novelist.
- Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Land of the Sky Golf Tournament.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me
- Dave Baby Cortez - The Happy Organ
- The Impalas - Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)
- Elvis Presley - (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
- Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces
- Elvis Presley - I Need Your Love Tonight
- The Virtues - Guitar Boogie Shuffle
- Travis and Bob - Tell Him No
- Fabian - Turn Me Loose
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