Friday 15 May 1959
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Beverly Jo Scott and Jill Bolte Taylor.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to The Happy Organ by Dave Baby Cortez.
In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley 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 Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson 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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- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
- International conscientious objectors' day.
- Buddha's Birthday in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea (2005).
- United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- International day of families.
- Teacher's Day in Mexico (Dfa del Maestro) and South Korea (??? ?).
- Saint Dymphna
- Saint Achillius
- Saint Gerebern
- Saint Isidore the Labourer
- Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Saint Reticius
- Saint Denise
- Slovenia - Day of Slovenian armed forces.
- Beverly Jo Scott
- Jill Bolte Taylor
- Andrew Eldritch: English singer-songwriter (The Sisters of Mercy The Sisterhood and SSV).
- Gene Banks
- Luis Pérez-Sala: Spanish race car driver.
- Beverly Scott: American-Belgian singer-songwriter.
- Luis Perez-Sala: Spanish racing driver.
- Kaokor Galaxy: Thai boxer.
- Khaosai Galaxy: Thai boxer and politician.
- Berend van den Amstel [Bernard CED Hattink]: Dutch actor, dies at age 56.
- 100th anniversary of first college baseball game, between Amherst and Williams; Teams re-enact the original contest.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dave Baby Cortez - The Happy Organ
- The Impalas - Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)
- The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me
- Edward Byrnes - Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)
- Elvis Presley - (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
- Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
- The Virtues - Guitar Boogie Shuffle
- Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces
- Fabian - Turn Me Loose
- Elvis Presley - I Need Your Love Tonight
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