Friday 24 April 1959
It was Friday, 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 24 April 1959 ?
- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
- 24-Hour Comics Day.
- Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)
- Saint Honorius
- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
- Saint Egbert of Northumbria
- Saint Deodatus
- Yvonne D Cagle in West Point: New York, USA; MD/astronaut.
- Eren Keskin: Turkish lawyer and activist.
- Glenn Morshower: American actor and producer.
- Malcolm Oastler: Australian-English engineer.
- Dave Ridgway: English-Canadian football player.
- Paula Yates: Welsh TV personality in the UK, the former wife of rocker Bob Geldof and due to marry Michael Hutchence of the Australian rock group INXS (the father of her fourth daughter) when he died 12/22/1997 under mysterious circumstances, found hanging in a Sydney hotel room.
- Jef van Hoof: Composer, dies at 72.
- Netherlands Dance Theater opens (Rudi of Dantzig & Cut Flier)
- WICD TV channel 15 in Champaign, IL (NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
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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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