Sunday 6 July 1958
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley.
In UK Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits.
King Creole, directed by Michael Curtiz, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 July 1958 ?
- Comoros - Independence Day (1975).
- Feast day of St Maria Goretti.
- Lithuania - Statehood Day.
- Malawi - Independence Day (1964).
- Malawi - Republic Day (1966).
- Roman festivals: Ludi Apollinares, games in honour of Apollo (since 208 BC) began today.
- San Fermin a Spanish Catholic festival centered in Pamplona begins today.
- Music festival EXIT begins today in Serbian town of Novi Sad.
- Czech Republic - Jan Hus Day (1415).
- Claude Verlon: French hostage, sound engineer at Radio France, he was killed in Mali.
- Ossie Moore: Murwillumbah, NSW -- Australasia golfer.
- Louise Longo: French shipwreck survivor of Sicilian origin who wrote the book "Elle dort dans la mer" (English: She Sleeps in the Sea), recounting how she, her husband Bernard and their daughter Gaella abandoned their boat during a storm in the Bay of Biscay.
- Jennifer Saunders: English actress, comedienne and screenwriter.
- Adolfo Lopez Mateos elected President of Mexico
- Alaska becomes 49th state
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1958 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
- The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream
- David Seville - Witch Doctor
- The Coasters - Yakety Yak
- Jimmie Rodgers - Secretly
- The Four Preps - Big Man
- Dean Martin - Return To Me
- Jody Reynolds - Endless Sleep
- Bobby Freeman - Do You Want To Dance
- Jan and Arnie - Jennie Lee
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