Friday 22 May 1959
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
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Which were the important events of 22 May 1959 ?
- Saint Humilita
- Saint Rita of Cascia
- Victoria Day in Canada
- World Biodiversity Day.
- Republic of Yemen - National Day.
- National Heroes Day in Sri Lanka.
- National Maritime Day in the United States.()
- Saint Atto
- Saint Emile
- Saint Fulk
- Saint Lupus
- Saint Romanus
- Saint Julia
- Saint Renata of Bavaria
- Ed Fry: Actor (Larry-As the World Turns, Adam Cory-Another World).
- Dalbello : Canadian singer.
- Kwak Jae-yong: South Korean director and screenwriter.
- Andres Luure: Estonian mathematician philosopher and academic.
- Jon Sopel: English journalist.
- Harry Standjofski: Canadian actor director and playwright
- Michele Lynch: American homicide victim. She attended college in Texas as an upper-income student. She and her girlfriend made a trip to California. Her body was found 10/01/1977, beaten to death in an apartment the night before, with no clues as to who did it or why.
- David Blatt: Coach
- Morrissey : Rock Singer
- Steven Morrissey: English singer
- Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black General Major in USAF
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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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