Thursday 30 April 1959
It was Thursday, 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 30 April 1959 ?
- Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
- Mexico - Children's Day.
- The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
- Saint Pope Pius V
- LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
- Saint Eutropius
- Saint Maximus, 3rd century martyr
- Saint Marianus and James, martyrs in Numidia in 259
- Scandinavia - The arrival of spring, Walpurgis Night.
- Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
- Roman Empire - third day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Blessed Hildegard
- Blessed Radolf of Affligem
- Blessed Rosemonde
- Vietnam - Liberation Day.
- Bealtaine Eve (From either Irish Bealtaine or Scottish Gaelic). Originally a Celtic Druid holiday.
- Saint Suitbert the Younger (d. 807)
- Kamaran Abdalla: Iraq -- Actor (Goede Tijden Selechte Tijden).
- Lauren Howe: LPGA golfer.
- W Thomas Smith: Jr, American author and columnist.
- Stephen Harper: Canadian politician and Prime Minister of Canada, elected in January 2006.
- Nina Holtum: Danish writer, author of the thriller, "Ikonen" (The Icon, 2014), chosen as the first released book of the Clausen publishing house.
- Jean-Yves Le Gall: French engineer, who has served since 2013 as the president of the 'Centre national d'études spatiales' (CNES) (English: National Centre for Space Studies), the French government space agency.
- Shannon O'Brien: American politician, state treasurer of Massachusetts and unsuccessful Dem. gubernatorial candidate on 2/11/2001 running against Mitt Romney. A sharp, savvy and stylish campaigner, O'Brien met her first set-back as she strode to the podium with loudspeakers blaring and supporters cheering, when the room quieted for her speech only to be met by the howls of her uncooperative two-year-old daughter. Regan was being held by O'Brien's husband, R. Emmet Hayes. "Only my kid," bemoaned O'Brien, holding
- Paul Gross: Canadian actor singer producer and screenwriter
- W Smith: Jr. American journalist and author
- Armand Louis Joseph Marsick: Composer, dies at 81.
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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