Tuesday 19 August 1958
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John F Egan and Anthony Munoz.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) by Domenico Modugno.
In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
while The King Must Die by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Concentration.
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- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- John F Egan
- Anthony Munoz: American football player.
- John Egan: American skier, an impassioned extreme-skier on near-vertical slopes.
- Gordon Brand: Jnr Scottish golfer.
- Gary Gaetti: Centralia, Illinois -- Infielder (St. Louis Cardinals).
- Anthony Muñoz: American football player sportscaster and actor.
- Brendan Nelson: Australian physician and politician 47th Minister for Defence for Australia.
- Darryl Sutter: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- Lee Won-woo: South Korean basketball player (d. 2004).
- Antonius "Toon" Verhey: Violin cellist / conductor, dies at 63.
- NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters.
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