Friday 18 April 1958
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
Bob le Flambeur, directed by Melville, 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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- Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
- Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
- Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
- Saint Timon
- Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
- Saint Werner (d. 1287)
- Blessed Idesbald van der Gracht (d. 1167), patron saint of fishermen and Flemish nobility
- Saint Eusebius (d. 526)
- Saint Apollonius (d. 185/6)
- Marie de l'Incarnation (1566 ? 1618)
- The Cheat's Cheatday on homestarrunner.com
- Zimbabwe ? Independence Day.
- Saint Emma
- Iran - Army Day
- Malcolm Marshall: Barbadian West Indies cricketer (Born 1958).
- Karen Mayo-Chandler: English actress and model (d. 2006).
- Thomas Simaku: Albanian-English composer.
- Tarmo Teder: Estonian poet and critic.
- Bernadette Robi: Model / ex-wife of football player Lynn Swann.
- Lee Pattinson: Rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
- Laurent Baffie: French humorist, author, and short-film director. His play "Toc-Toc" was translated in Spanish.
- Richard B Goldschmidt: German zoologist (butterflies), dies.
- Maurice-Gustave Gamelin: French Generalissmo (WWI, WWII), dies at age 85.
- Maurice Gamelin: French army commander in chief at the beginning of World War II who proved unable to stop the German assault on France (May 1940) that led to the French collapse in June of that year.
- NL single-game record of 78,682, Giants lose to Dogers 6-5, in Los Angeles
- Government troops reconquer Padang, Middle-Sumatra, Indonesia.
- A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound be released from an insane asylum.
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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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