Wednesday 22 April 1959
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods.
In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway 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.
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Which were the important events of 22 April 1959 ?
- Saints Soter and Caius
- Saint Leonidas (died 202)
- Brazil - Discovery Day.
- Saint Theodorus (d. 613)
- Ryan Stiles in Seattle: Washington, USA; actor/comedian (Lewis - Drew Carey Show, Who's Line Is It Anyway?).
- Catherine Mary Stewart: Canadian actress.
- Nicky Le: Roux in South Africa; LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta champion-15th).
- Keith Boanas: English footballer and manager.
- Tim Bowman: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Terry Francona: American baseball player coach and manager
- Catherine Stewart: Canadian actress
- Musa Uzunlar: Turkish actor
- Ryan Stiles: TV Actor
- Yankee Whitey Ford strikes-out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings
- Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City Athletics 20-6, in one inning Sox score 11 runs on one hit, ten walks, and three errors.
- Recording sessions for the influential jazz album Kind of Blue by Miles Davis take place at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces
- Elvis Presley - I Need Your Love Tonight
- Elvis Presley - (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
- Ricky Nelson - Never Be Anyone Else But You
- The Virtues - Guitar Boogie Shuffle
- Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
- Thomas Wayne - Tragedy
- Ricky Nelson - It's Late
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