Sunday 24 May 1959
It was Sunday, 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 24 May 1959 ?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Pelle Lindbergh: Goalie (Philadelphia Flyers), dies in drunk driving accident.
- George Glanos: horse trainer.
- Drake Sather: Screenwriter.
- John Foster Dulles: American, 52nd United States Secretary of State (Born 1888).
- 1st house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills Pa)
- Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England.
- First house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania).
- British Empire Day is renamed Commonwealth Day.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
- Dave Baby Cortez - The Happy Organ
- The Impalas - Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)
- Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
- Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces
- Martin Denny - Quiet Village
- Edward Byrnes - Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)
- Dion and the Belmonts - A Teenager In Love
- Fabian - Turn Me Loose
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