Sunday 26 April 1959
It was Sunday, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 April 1959 ?
- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
- Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
- Lucidius (4th century)
- Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
- Paschasius (d. 865)
- Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)
- Thanassis Papakonstantinou: Greek singer and songwriter.
- John Corabi: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mötley Crüe Angora The Scream Union and Brides of Destruction).
- Thanasis Papakonstantinou: Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player.
- Cuba invades Panam�.
- Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open.
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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