Thursday 18 December 1958
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to To Know Him, Is To Love Him by The Teddy Bears.
In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits.
Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958
while Around The World With Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 18 December 1958 ?
- Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
- R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
- Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
- Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
- Geordie Walker: English rock musician and lead guitarist for post-punk band Killing Joke.
- Julia Wolfe: American composer and educator.
- 1st test project of Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equip
- 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower
- Niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day)
- First test project of Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equipment.
- Project SCORE, the world's first communications satellite, is launched.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1958 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him
- The Everly Brothers - Problems
- The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
- Elvis Presley - One Night
- The Playmates - Beep Beep
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town
- Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe
- Elvis Presley - I Got Stung
- The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song
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