Sunday 21 December 1958
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Miklós Hargitay and Tamara Bykova.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to To Know Him, Is To Love Him by The Teddy Bears.
In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits.
Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958
while On My Own by Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 21 December 1958 ?
- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Miklós Hargitay: American plant-shop owner and noted family, the son of Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay.
- Tamara Bykova: Russian high jumper.
- Charles De Gaulle wins seven-year term as first President of 5th Republic of France.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1958 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Teddy Bears - To Know Him, Is To Love Him
- The Everly Brothers - Problems
- The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
- Elvis Presley - One Night
- The Playmates - Beep Beep
- The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town
- Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe
- Elvis Presley - I Got Stung
- The Chipmunks - The Chipmunk Song
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