Thursday 21 May 1959
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Frédéric Boulesteix and Rachid Zaidi.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Kansas City by Wilbert Harrison.
In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
while The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Markham.
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Which were the important events of 21 May 1959 ?
- Saint Constantine the Great
- Saints Constantine and Helena
- Saint Mireille
- Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
- Dia de la Afrocolombianidad marks the abolition of slavery in Colombia.
- Navy Day (Dfa de las Glorias Navales) in Chile.
- Saint Goderik
- Frédéric Boulesteix: French author, a specialist on Korea.
- Rachid Zaidi: French manager of a housing development, in charge of La Cité des 4000 housing complex in La Courneuve.
- Nick Cassavetes: American actor director and screenwriter.
- Abdulla Yameen: Maldivian politician 6th President of the Maldives.
- Gypsy opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 702 performances
- ''Gypsy: A Musical Fable'', starring Ethel Merman in her last new musical, opens on Broadway and runs for 702 performances
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
- The Impalas - Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)
- Dave Baby Cortez - The Happy Organ
- Edward Byrnes - Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)
- Dion and the Belmonts - A Teenager In Love
- Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Martin Denny - Quiet Village
- Fabian - Turn Me Loose
- Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces
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