Sunday 23 February 1958
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tony Barrell and Ria Brieffies.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors.
In UK The Story Of My Life by Michael Holliday was in the top 5 hits.
The Brothers Karamazov, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958
while By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gekkô kamen.
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Which were the important events of 23 February 1958 ?
- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
- Tony Barrell: English writer and journalist.
- Ria Brieffies: Dutch vocalist (Dolly Dots).
- Dominique De Lacoste: French humourist, member of the duet "Les Vamps" (1988-2015.
- Patrick Marriott: English general.
- David Sylvian: Vocal / guitar (Sylvian Sylvian, Japan-Adolescent Sex).
- 5-time world driving champion Juan Fangio kidnapped by Cuban rebels
- Last Municipal arc light, Mission and 25th removed (installed in 1913)
- Arturo Frondizi elected President of Argentina.
- Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1958 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Danny & The Juniors - At The Hop
- The Silhouettes - Get A Job
- Elvis Presley - Don't
- Royal Teens - Short Shorts
- The Diamonds - The Stroll
- Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra - Sail Along Silvery Moon
- Frankie Avalon - Dede Dinah
- The McGuire Sisters - Sugartime
- Perry Como - Catch A Falling Star
- Paul Anka - You Are My Destiny
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