Sunday 26 October 1958
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Shaun Woodward .
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 26 October 1958 ?
- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
- St. Rusticus
- St. Gibitrudis
- St. Fulk
- St. Eadfrid
- St. Demetrius (aka St. Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki
- St. Cuthbert
- St. Cedd
- St. Alfred the Great
- Roman festivals - first day of Ludi Victoriae Sullanae (until 1 November)
- R.C. Saints - October 26th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bean
- St. Evaristus
- St. Lucian
- St. Albinus
- St. Rogatian
- Shaun Woodward: English journalist and politician Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
- PanAm flies 1st transatlantic jet trip-NY to Paris
- Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.
- First transatlantic flight of a Pan American World Airways Boeing 707.
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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