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Monday 5 May 1958

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aurélien Recoing and Serse Cosmi. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. In UK Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. The High Cost of Loving, directed by José Ferrer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958 while The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Night and the Music.
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Movies

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The High Cost of Loving

Directed by: José Ferrer

Starring: José Ferrer, Gena Rowlands, Joanne Gilbert, Jim Backus

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The Toughest Gun in Tombstone

Directed by: Earl Bellamy

Starring: George Montgomery, Jim Davis, Beverly Tyler, Gerald Milton

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Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Country: United States

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The Sheepman

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen, Mickey Shaughnessy

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Thunder Road

Directed by: Arthur Ripley

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon, Keely Smith

Country: United States

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TV Series

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The Night and the Music

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Duty Bound

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The Dangerous Game

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 May 1958 ?

Holidays:
  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
  • Eulogios the Confessor
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Facts:
  • KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to James Agee for (Death in the Family)
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.

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Books

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The Winthrop Woman

By: Anya Seton

“The Winthrop Woman is that rare literary accomplishment — living history. Really good fictionalized history [like this] often gives closer reality to a period than do factual records.”

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Anatomy of a Murder

By: Robert Traver

First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film.

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The Greengage Summer

By: Rumer Godden

The faded elegance of Les Oeillets, with its bullet-scarred staircase and serene garden bounded by high walls; Eliot, the charming Englishman who became the children's guardian while their mother lay ill

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A Summer Place

By: Sloan Wilson

First published in 1958 and then turned into a film of the same name in 1959 featuring Troy Donahue, Sandra Dee, Dorothy McGuire and Richard Egan, this classic romance is available

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