Monday 12 May 1958
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include James Wilder (football) and Dries Van Noten.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville.
In UK Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits.
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, directed by Nathan Hertz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958
while The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden 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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- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
- James Wilder (football)
- Dries Van Noten
- Kim Greist
- Beth Maitland: Actress (Traci - Young and the Restless).
- Andreas Petroulakis: Greek political caricaturist.
- Dries van Noten: Belgian fashion designer.
- Kim Greist in Stamford: Connecticut, USA; actress (CHUD, Brazil, Payoff, Manhunter).
- Christian Brando: son of Marlon; killed sister's boyfriend.
- Eric Singer: American drummer.
- US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
- A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada.
- French Algerian protesters seize government offices in Algiers, leading to a military coup.
- During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard M. Nixon's car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators.
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
- Dean Martin - Return To Me
- The Monotones - Book Of Love
- The Champs - Tequila
- Don Gibson - Oh Lonesome Me
- Nat King Cole - Looking Back
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