Thursday 24 July 1958
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Yakety Yak by The Coasters.
In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
The Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958
while Anatomy Of A Murder by Robert Traver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 July 1958 ?
- Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
- St. Ruffin
- St. Wulfhad
- St. David
- St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
- St. Lewine
- St. Kinga/Cunegundes
- St. Francis Solano
- St. Saint Christina the Astonishing
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 9 saints: St. Lupus
- Ancient Latvia - Jekaupa Diena held
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Leo
- Vanuatu - Children's Day
- Ecuador - Sim=n Bolfvar Day
- Venezuela - the Libertador (Sim=n Bolfvar Day)
- Mick Karn: Cypriot-English guitarist and songwriter (Japan Dalis Car NiNa and JBK) (d. 2011).
- Jim Leighton: Scottish footballer and coach.
- Pam Tills: Country music artist.
- Joe Barry Carroll: American basketball player.
- Joe Carroll: American athlete, pro basketball player for 10 seasons beginning in 1980.
- Markus Jehle: German pro astrologer and editor of Meridian, the most popular German astrological magazine. The holder of a degree in psychology, he is the author of two astrological books in German, one for beginners and one about transits. As an international liaison, he is responsible for contracting authors from other countries for German publication. Jehle is the leader of the Astro-Center in Berlin, a school for astrology. He participates in German astrological TV and radio shows.
- 14 people named 1st life peers in the UK
- Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again
- The first life peerage under the Life Peerages Act 1958 is created in the United Kingdom.
- Explorer program: Explorer 4 is launched.
- Elizabeth II gives her son and heir apparent The Prince Charles the customary title of Prince of Wales.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1958 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
- Ricky Nelson - Poor Little Fool
- Elvis Presley - Hard Headed Woman
- Perez Prado and His Orchestra - Patricia
- The Coasters - Yakety Yak
- Jimmie Rodgers - Secretly
- Bobby Darin - Splish Splash
- Kalin Twins - When
- Jody Reynolds - Endless Sleep
- Duane Eddy - Rebel-'Rouser
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