Wednesday 1 January 1958, NewYear’s Day
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ren Woods and Joseph "Grandmaster Flash" Saddler in New York City.
In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits.
The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958
while By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Mike Hammer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 January 1958 ?
- Ren Woods: Portland, Oregon -- Actress (Fanta-Roots).
- Joseph "Grandmaster Flash" Saddler in New York City: New York, USA; rocker (Message).
- Ren Woods in Portland: Oregon, USA; actress (Fanta - Roots, Beauty and the Beast, We've Got Each Other).
- Didier Morvant: French homicide, sentenced to 15 years in jail in 1983 for the kidnapping and rape of a six-year-old girl.
- Grandmaster Flash: Rapper.
- Dave Silk: American ice hockey player and coach
- European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation
- Sammy Davis Jr marries Loray White
- Treaties establish European Economic Community (Common Market)
- WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
- The European Community is established.
- BOAC Britannia flies London to New York in a record 7 hours 57 minutes.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1958 ?
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