Tuesday 19 August 1958
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Anthony Munoz and John Egan.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) by Domenico Modugno.
In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
while Anatomy Of A Murder by Robert Traver was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Concentration.
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- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Anthony Munoz: American football player.
- John Egan: American skier, an impassioned extreme-skier on near-vertical slopes.
- Gordon Brand: Jnr Scottish golfer.
- Gary Gaetti: Centralia, Illinois -- Infielder (St. Louis Cardinals).
- Anthony Muñoz: American football player sportscaster and actor.
- Brendan Nelson: Australian physician and politician 47th Minister for Defence for Australia
- Darryl Sutter: Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Lee Won-woo: South Korean basketball player (d. 2004)
- Antonius "Toon" Verhey: Violin cellist / conductor, dies at 63.
- NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters.
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