Saturday 10 May 1958
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jeannette Kohlhaas and Margaret Ward.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville.
In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits.
Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958
while To Live Again by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jefferson Drum.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 10 May 1958 ?
- Saint Gordianus
- Saint Isidore the Laborer
- Saint John of Avila
- Saint Job
- Saint Quaratus and Quintus
- Saint Peter Van
- Saint William of Pontoise
- Buddha's Birthday in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and South Korea.
- Saint Francis of Assisi
- Saint Solange
- The first possible day on which Pentecost may fall.
- Akshaya Tritya in Hinduism.
- Astronomy Day in the United States.
- Birds' and Trees' Day in Hungary
- Memorial Day of Blessed Damien of Moloka'i
- Celebration of the Clandestine Retreat of Ma'at and Ra in Ancient Egypt.
- Constitution Day in the Federated States of Micronesia.
- Inauguration Day in South Africa.
- Mania (mythology) in Ancient Rome.
- The marriage of Shiva to Meenakshi in Madurai, India
- Jeannette Kohlhaas: LPGA golfer.
- Margaret Ward: LPGA golfer.
- Yu Suzuki: Japanese creator of Virtua Fighter series.
- Ellen Ochoa in Los Angeles: California, USA; PhD/astronaut (STS 56, 66).
- Gaetan Boucher: Canadian speed skater.
- Yvan Gradis: French writer, proofreader, painter, and draftsman; the founder of Résistance à l'Agression Publicitaire (R.A.P.).
- Rick Santorum: American Republican Party politician. He served as a United States Senator representing Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007, and is a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination. After considerable success but without a chance to beat Mick Romney, he gave up on 10 April 2012.
- Ellen Ochoa: Astronaut
- Tauseef Ahmed: Pakistani cricketer
- Gaétan Boucher: Canadian speed skater
- Vlada Divljan: Serbian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Idoli and Apartchiks) (d. 2015)
- Interviewed in the Chave d'Ouro café, when asked about his rival António de Oliveira Salazar, Humberto Delgado utters one of the most famous comments in Portuguese political history: quotObviamente, demito-o! (Obviously, I'll sack him!)quot.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1958 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- David Seville - Witch Doctor
- The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream
- The Platters - Twilight Time
- Laurie London - He's Got The Whole World (In His Hands)
- Elvis Presley - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
- The Monotones - Book Of Love
- The Champs - Tequila
- Don Gibson - Oh Lonesome Me
- Dean Martin - Return To Me
- The Chordettes - Lollipop
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