Sunday 5 October 1958
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Brent W Jett Jr and Andre Kuipers.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to It's All In The Game by Tommy Edwards.
In UK When by The Kalin Twins was in the top 5 hits.
The Old Man and the Sea, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958
while Around The World With Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching WJRT ABC 12 News.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 October 1958 ?
- Brent W Jett Jr: Pontiac, Michigan -- Lieutenant Commander USN / Astronaut (STS 72, sk:81).
- Andre Kuipers: Dutch astronaut.
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson: American Astrophysicist.
- Philippe Corti: French actor and disc jockey, who has been a friend of Thierry Ardisson since 1986.
- Antonio Di Gennaro: Italian footballer (soccer player), a midfielder who played for Fiorentina (1976–80), Perugia (1980–81), Hellas Verona (1981–88) and Bari (1988–91).
- Neil Tyson: Scientist
- Dagul : Filipino comedian and actor
- André Kuipers: Dutch physician and astronaut
- Neil Peart: Australian footballer
- KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1958 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tommy Edwards - It's All In The Game
- Domenico Modugno - Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)
- The Everly Brothers - Bird Dog
- Bobby Day - Rock-In Robin
- The Elegants - Little Star
- Little Anthony and the Imperials - Tears On My Pillow
- Robin Luke - Susie Darlin'
- Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
- Jimmy Clanton - Just A Dream
- Roger Williams - Near You
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