Wednesday May 20, 1959

US date format: 5/20/1959, UK date format: 20/5/1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see zodiac on May 20, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Bronson Pinchot and Daniel Darc. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Kansas City by Wilbert Harrison. In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Face of a Fugitive, directed by Paul Wendkos, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1959 while Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden was one of the best selling book.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
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Events

  • Shah of Persia visits Netherlands
  • Ford wins battle with Chrysler to call its new car "Falcon".
  • Japanese-Americans regain their citizenship.

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Movies

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Face of a Fugitive

Face of a Fugitive

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Lin McCarthy, Dorothy Green, Alan Baxter

The Gunfight at Dodge City

The Gunfight at Dodge City

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

Starring: Joel McCrea, Julie Adams, John McIntire, Nancy Gates

Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Mary Ure, Edith Evans

It Happened to Jane

It Happened to Jane

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Steve Forrest

The Wild and the Innocent

The Wild and the Innocent

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Jack Sher

Starring: Audie Murphy, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland, Jim Backus

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden

Only In America

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Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis

Folk Medicine

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In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

Elizabeth The Great by Elizabeth Jenkins

Elizabeth The Great

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A revealing study of the Queen and her court--their daily lives, concerns, topics of conversation, meals, living condition, travels, successes and failures--that places them firmly within the historical context of 16th

My Brother Was An Only Child by Jack Douglas

My Brother Was An Only Child

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Book by Douglas, Jack

Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell

Dear And Glorious Physician

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The world-famous novel about the triumphant story of St. Luke. Man of science, and Gospel writer. Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, …

Videogames

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Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 20, 1959?

On May 20, 1959 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is May 20, 1959?

On May 20, 1959 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 20, 1959?

On May 20, 1959 the US President was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 20, 1959?

On May 20, 1959 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 20, 1959?

On May 20, 1959 Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 20, 1959?

On May 20, 1959 several famous people were born including, Bronson Pinchot, Daniel Darc, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

Which famous people died on May 20, 1959?

Famous people died on May 20, 1959 include, Alfred Schutz.

What was the number one song in May 20, 1959?

The number one song in the week of May 20, 1959 was Kansas City by Wilbert Harrison in US and A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley in UK.

What were the top hits on May 20, 1959?

The top hits on May 20, 1959 were Kansas City by Wilbert Harrison, Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) by The Impalas, The Happy Organ by Dave Baby Cortez in US and A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley, It Doesn't Matter Anymore by Buddy Holly, Side Saddle by Russ Conway in UK.