Monday 22 December 1958
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lenny Von Dohlen in Augusta and Frank Gambale.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks.
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.
On TV people were watching Young Dr. Malone.
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- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
- Lenny Von Dohlen in Augusta: Georgia, USA; actor (Love Kills, Electric Dreams).
- Frank Gambale: Australian guitarist songwriter and producer (Chick Corea Elektric Band Return to Forever and Vital Information).
- David Heavener: American singer-songwriter producer actor and director.
- Fjodor W Gladkow: Russian Author (Cement), dies at 75.
- Chipmunk Song reaches #1
- Whoop-Up opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 56 performances
- 2nd Dutch Beel government forms
- Lion Feuchtwanger, German/US philosopher (Jndische Krieg, Der falsche Nero), dies at age 74.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1958 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- 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
- Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town
- Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe
- Clyde McPhatter - A Lover's Question
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