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Friday 5 December 1958

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dynamite Kid and Pascal Mailhos. In that special week of December people in US were listening to To Know Him, Is To Love Him by The Teddy Bears. In UK Hoots Mon by Lord Rockingham's XI was in the top 5 hits. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, directed by Mark Robson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958 while The Best Of Everything by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Charlie Drake.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, Curd Jrgens

Country: United States

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Auntie Mame

Directed by: Morton DaCosta

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne

Country: United States

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The Buccaneer

Directed by: Anthony Quinn

Starring: Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer

Country: United States

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Separate Tables

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven

Country: United States

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Houseboat

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 5 December 1958

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Pursuit

Starring: Robert Alda, Warner Anderson, Lew Ayres, Jimmy Baird

Country: United States

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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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Lawman

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 December 1958 ?

Holidays:
  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Phils drop plans for New York sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Philadelphia
  • WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • The Preston bypass, the UK's first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.
  • Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.

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Books

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

The Best Of Everything

By: Rona Jaffe

When Rona Jaffe’s superb page-turner was first published in 1958, it changed contemporary fiction forever. Some readers were shocked, but millions more were electrified when they saw themselves reflected in its story

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Wedemeyer Reports!

By: General Albert C. Wedemeyer

As the chief planner for General Marshall, and co-author of the Victory Plan, General Wedemeyer had a truly significant hand in shaping and directing the Allied War effort against the Fascist

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Herblock'S Special For Today

By: Herbert Block

Oversize hardcover book of political cartoonist Herblock's work thru the years. Includes his brilliant work during the Watergate crisis and the fall of Richard nixon.

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The Mountain Is Young

By: Han Suyin

Abandoning her passionless marriage to colonial civil servant, John Ford, Ann journeys to Kathmandu in a voyage of self-discovery and spiritual awakening.

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