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Saturday 4 October 1958

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Wendy Makkena and Francesco Damiani. 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 Please Don'T Eat The Daisies by Jean Kerr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cimarron City.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Old Man and the Sea

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver

Country: United States

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Man of the West

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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The Big Country

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker

Country: United States

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The Barbarian and the Geisha

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: John Wayne, Eiko Ando, Sam Jaffe

Country: United States

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Damn Yankees!

Directed by: George Abbott

Starring: Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Cimarron City

Starring: George Montgomery, John Smith, Audrey Totter, Dan Blocker

Country: United States

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Man with a Camera

Starring: Charles Bronson

Country: United States

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Starring: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle

Country: United States

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Yancy Derringer

Written by: Richard Sale, Mary Loos

Starring: Jock Mahoney, X Brands, Kevin Hagen, Frances Bergen

Country: United States

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Mackenzie's Raiders

Starring: Richard Carlson, Art Gilmore

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 October 1958 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Wendy Makkena: American actress and dancer known for her versatility with experience ranging from Shakespeare to comedy, voice-over and film.
  • Francesco Damiani: Italian champion boxer, winner of a Gold Medal in the Moscow Olympics 1980 and a Silver Medal at the Los Angeles Olympics 1984.
  • Barbara MacDonald: Rocker (Timbuk 3).
  • Ned Luke: Voice Actor.
  • Anneka Rice: Welsh radio and television host.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ida Wust: German actress, (Born 1884).
  • 12th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-3 at Montreal
  • Transatlantic commercial jet passenger service begins (BOAC). Travel time is reduced from six days by passenger liner to six hours.
  • 5th French republic established.
  • Fifth Republic of France is established.
  • BOAC uses the new De Havilland Comet jets, to become the first airline to fly jet passenger services across the Atlantic.

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Please Don'T Eat The Daisies

By: Jean Kerr

Please Don't Eat the Daisies has sold millions of copies since its original publication in 1957. It became a film in 1960 starring David Niven and Doris Day, and a television

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On My Own

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

In this volume the greatest and best-loved woman of her time shares the experiences - private and public - of her thirteen years since the death of her husband, Franklin Delano

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Inside Russia Today

By: John Gunther

1957 1958 Edition. Dust Jacket rough. Book very good, edges show wear from age.

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Abandon Ship!

By: Richard F. Newcomb

She was a ship of destiny. Sailing across the Pacific, the battle scarred heavy cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis had just delivered a secret cargo that would trigger the end of World War

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