Wednesday 16 April 1958
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth MacGregor and Tim Flach.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Tequila by The Champs.
In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits.
Touch of Evil, directed by Orson Welles, 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.
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Which were the important events of 16 April 1958 ?
- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- Elizabeth MacGregor: Scottish-Australian arts leader, the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney, who has helped develop the MCA's national profile by featuring exhibitions from overseas.
- Tim Flach: English photographer and director.
- Ulf Wakenius: Swedish guitarist (Oscar Peterson Tro).
- Rosalind Franklin: English biophysicist chemist and academic (d. 1958).
- 22nd Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284.
- French government of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1958 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Champs - Tequila
- Laurie London - He's Got The Whole World (In His Hands)
- Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Sixteen
- The Chordettes - Lollipop
- The Platters - Twilight Time
- Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now
- The Monotones - Book Of Love
- Jerry Lee Lewis - Breathless
- Huey (Piano) Smith - Don't You Just Know It
- The McGuire Sisters - Sugartime
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