Monday 27 April 1959
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Marco Pirroni in London and Sheena Easton.
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.
On TV people were watching Markham.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 27 April 1959 ?
- Saint Liberalis
- Saint Mariana
- Saint Floribert
- Rochester, NY: Al Franken Day.
- Catalonia: Montserrat's Day (see Montserrat).
- South Africa: Freedom day.
- Slovenia: Day of Uprising Against Occupation.
- Saint Zita Lombardo
- Marco Pirroni in London: England; rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants).
- Sheena Easton: Scottish/American singer and entertainer who won a contest to be featured on a BBC-TV show about the making of a pop star.
- Louis Lortie: Canadian-German pianist and educator.
- Neil Pearson: English actor.
- Marco Pirroni: English singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Adam and the Ants Siouxsie and the Banshees The Wolfmen Rema-Rema and Spear of Destiny).
- Gordon Armstrong: inventor of baby incubator, dies.
- Today show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)
- The last Canadian missionary leaves the People's Republic of China.
- The first Ten Tors event is held in Dartmoor.
- Import tariffs are lifted in the United Kingdom.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me
- Elvis Presley - (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces
- The Virtues - Guitar Boogie Shuffle
- Dave Baby Cortez - The Happy Organ
- Elvis Presley - I Need Your Love Tonight
- Travis and Bob - Tell Him No
- The Impalas - Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)
- Fabian - Turn Me Loose
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