Monday 17 March 1958, St. Patrick's Day
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include José Abascal and Pat Bolland.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Tequila by The Champs.
In UK Magic Moments by Perry Como was in the top 5 hits.
South Pacific, directed by Joshua Logan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958
while The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Stahlnetz.
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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- José Abascal: Spanish runner.
- Pat Bolland: Canadian television host.
- Christian Clemenson: American actor.
- Jorge Ramos: Mexican-American journalist and author.
- Navy launches Vanguard 1 into orbit (second US satellite), measures Earth shape.
- The United States launches the Vanguard 1 satellite.
- Convention on the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) enters into force, founding the IMCO as a specialized agency of the United Nations.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1958 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Champs - Tequila
- Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Sixteen
- Elvis Presley - Don't
- The Four Preps - 26 Miles (Santa Catalina)
- The Crescendos - Oh Julie
- Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now
- The Silhouettes - Get A Job
- The Walk - Jimmie McCracklin
- The McGuire Sisters - Sugartime
- Perry Como - Catch A Falling Star
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