Thursday 8 May 1958
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Pierre L'Hoest and Evelina Nazzari.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville.
In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits.
Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli, 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.
On TV people were watching Jefferson Drum.
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Which were the important events of 8 May 1958 ?
- Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
- Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
- Parents' Day in South Korea
- Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
- VE Day
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
- Saint Ida of Nivelles
- Pierre L'Hoest: Belgian businessman.
- Evelina Nazzari: Italian noted family, the daughter of actor Amedeo Nazzari and Irene Genna.
- Lovie Smith: American professional football coach.
- Roddy Doyle: Irish author playwright and screenwriter.
- Simone Kleinsma: Dutch actress and singer.
- Brooks Newmark: American-English businessman and politician Lord of the Treasury
- Nasni Matni: Lebanese journalist, murdered.
- President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock
- VP Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by protesters in Peru
- US Vice President Richard Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by protesters in Peru.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1958 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- David Seville - Witch Doctor
- The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream
- The Platters - Twilight Time
- Laurie London - He's Got The Whole World (In His Hands)
- Elvis Presley - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
- The Monotones - Book Of Love
- The Champs - Tequila
- Don Gibson - Oh Lonesome Me
- Dean Martin - Return To Me
- The Chordettes - Lollipop
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