Monday 20 October 1958
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ricky Byrd and Ivo Pogorelich in Belgrade.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to It's All In The Game by Tommy Edwards.
In UK Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits.
The Seventh Seal, directed by Ingmar Bergman, 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 Pursuit.
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Which were the important events of 20 October 1958 ?
- October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
- French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Ricky Byrd: Rocker (Joan Jett & Blackhearts).
- Ivo Pogorelich in Belgrade: Yugoslavia; pianist (1978 Casagrande winner).
- Eric Scott in Hollywood: California, USA; actor (Ben - The Waltons).
- Louis Giscard d'Estaing: French politician and former member of the National Assembly of France.
- Dave Krieg: American football player, a quarterback for the San Diego Chargers.
- Viggo Mortensen: American actor, he became a sex symbol after starring as Aragorn in the movie trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings." His "overnight" success for his performance in the trilogy came after two decades of acting and 39 films, including Demi Moore's sadistic drillmaster in "G.I. Jane," an alcoholic in "28 Days," a hippie lover in "A Walk on the Moon" and Gwyneth Paltrow's homicidal boyfriend in "A Perfect Murder." In March 2004, a movie in which he plays the lead role, "Hidalgo" opened to positive review
- Dale Zemianski: American fantasy artist, he has produced book illustrations, CD covers, book covers and a cover for "Analog: Science Fiction and Fact" magazine (September 1998), and in 1995 won the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Gold Award.
- Scott Hall: American professional wrestler
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- Valerie Faris: American director and producer
- Dave Finlay: Irish-American wrestler and agent
- Lynn Flewelling: American author and academic
- Mark King: English singer-songwriter and bass player (Level 42 and Re-Flex)
- Ivo Pogorelić: Croatian pianist
- Eric Scott: American actor
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
- Bobby Day - Rock-In Robin
- Cozy Cole - Topsy II
- The Everly Brothers - Bird Dog
- Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe
- Robin Luke - Susie Darlin'
- Little Anthony and the Imperials - Tears On My Pillow
- The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley
- Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - Tea For Two Cha Cha
- Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace
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