Monday 24 November 1958
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Carmel [McCourt] and Alain Chabat.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty.
In UK It's All In The Game by Tommy Edwards was in the top 5 hits.
The Buccaneer, directed by Anthony Quinn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958
while Around The World With Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Charlie Drake.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 November 1958 ?
- Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
- Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
- Teacher's Day in Turkey
- Carmel [McCourt]: England, United Kingdom -- Rocker (Storm, More More More).
- Alain Chabat: French Jewish humourist, film actor and director, widely known for his roles in "French Twist" (with Balasko), "The Taste of Others", or as "Julius Caesar" in "Astérix".
- Roy Aitken: Scottish footballer and manager.
- Margaret Curran: Scottish academic and politician Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland.
- Edgar A Robert Cecil Viscount of Chelwood: (Nobel 1937), dies at 94.
- Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community.
- Comedian Harry Einstein dies while performing at a Friars Club roast for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1958 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe
- The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
- The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him
- Cozy Cole - Topsy II
- Tommy Edwards - It's All In The Game
- The Playmates - Beep Beep
- Elvis Presley - One Night
- Elvis Presley - I Got Stung
- Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town
- Bobby Darin - Queen Of The Hop
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