Friday 29 May 1959
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tamayo Otsuki and Mel Gaynor in Glasgow.
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.
They Came to Cordura, directed by Robert Rossen, 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 29 May 1959 ?
- Nigeria: Democracy Day.
- Saint Theodosia
- Bah�'f Faith: Ascension of Bah�'u'llah.
- United Kingdom: Oak Apple Day.
- Venezuela: Tree Day.
- Saint Erwin
- Saint Maximinus of Trier
- Argentina: Army Day.
- Blessed Adhemar
- Tamayo Otsuki: Actress (Mrs Yamagami-Davis Rules).
- Mel Gaynor in Glasgow: Scotland; rock drummer (Simple Minds - "Water Front").
- Rupert Everett: British born homosexual actor, he is not only known for his good looks but also for his wit, charm and large array of talents.
- Pirkko Hämäläinen: Finnish actress.
- Adrian Paul: British actor seen in the TV series, "The Highlanders.
- Maribel Guardia: Soap Opera Actress
- Steve Hanley: Irish-English bass player and songwriter (The Fall and Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
- Charles de Gaulle forms French Government.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
- Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans
- Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
- The Impalas - Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)
- Edward Byrnes - Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)
- Dave Baby Cortez - The Happy Organ
- Dion and the Belmonts - A Teenager In Love
- Martin Denny - Quiet Village
- Lloyd Price - Personality
- Franck Pourcel's French Fiddles - Only You
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