Sunday 17 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 The Happy Organ by Dave Baby Cortez.
In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley 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 17 May 1959 ?
- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Richard Barrons: English general.
- Marcelo Loffreda: Argentinian rugby player and coach.
- Jim Nantz: American sportscaster.
- Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dave Baby Cortez - The Happy Organ
- The Impalas - Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)
- The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me
- Edward Byrnes - Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)
- Elvis Presley - (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
- Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
- The Virtues - Guitar Boogie Shuffle
- Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces
- Fabian - Turn Me Loose
- Elvis Presley - I Need Your Love Tonight
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