Sunday 3 May 1959
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ben Elton and Uma Bharati.
In that special week of May 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 Watch That Ends The Night by Hugh MacLennan was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Markham.
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- Saint Apostle James the Lesser
- Black Madonna of Cz?stochowa Queen and Protector of Poland (since April 1, 1656)
- Antonia and Alexander (martyrs of 313)
- Saint Emily Bicchiere (1238 - 1314
- Saints Eventius and Alexander, Saint Theodulus (martyrs of 119)
- Saint Ansfrid (c. 1008)
- Saint Alexander I
- Saint Apostle Philip
- Feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross, aka the Invention of the True Cross.
- Discoflux (Discordianism).
- Constitution Day in Poland and Japan.
- World Press Freedom Day.
- Saint Juvenalis (d. 376)
- Ben Elton: British left-wing comedian, scriptwriter and novelist.
- Uma Bharati: Indian politician.
- David Ball: English keyboard player and producer (Soft Cell and The Grid).
- Uma Bharti: Indian activist and politician 16th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
- Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Land of the Sky Golf Tournament.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 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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