Thursday 7 May 1959
It was Thursday, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 May 1959 ?
- USA - National Masturbation Day (Declared by Good_Vibrations_(sex_toy_business)) Now in its 11th year - 
- Blessed Gisela (died 1060)
- Saint Domitian of Huy, apostle of the Meuse valley
- Bulgaria - Radio and Television Day (see above)
- Russia - Radio Day (commemorating the work of Alexander Popov)
- Saint Flavia Domitilla
- Michael E Knight in Princeton: New Jersey, USA; actor (Date with Angel, All My Children).
- Michael Knight: American actor, best known for his portrayal of Tad Martin on the afternoon TV soap opera, "All My Children.
- Michael E Knight: American actor.
- Barbara Yung Mei-ling: Hong Kong actress (d. 1985).
- Robin L Freeman in Saint Charles: Missouri, USA; PGA golfer (1993 Northern Telecom-third).
- Tamara E Jernigan in Chattanooga: Tennessee, USA; PhD/astronaut (STS 40, 52, 67, 80).
- Georgiy Kolnootchenko: Belarusian discus thrower
- Heiki Valk: Estonian archeologist and academic
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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
- Dave Baby Cortez - The Happy Organ
- The Impalas - Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)
- Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces
- The Virtues - Guitar Boogie Shuffle
- Elvis Presley - (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
- Elvis Presley - I Need Your Love Tonight
- Travis and Bob - Tell Him No
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- Fabian - Turn Me Loose
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