Friday August 08, 1958

US date format: 8/8/1958, UK date format: 8/8/1958

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 8, 1958). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Francis Lalanne and Denis Lapière. In that special week of August people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. Imitation General, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958 while The King Must Die by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Discovering the Bible.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1958, at August 08 across the years or at August 1958 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
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Movies

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Big Deal on Madonna Street

Big Deal on Madonna Street

Directed by: Mario Monicelli

Starring: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Totò

Country: United States of America

A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman

Country: United States of America

The Big Country

The Big Country

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston

Country: United States of America

Ice Cold in Alex

Ice Cold in Alex

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Harry Andrews

Country: United States of America

No Time for Sergeants

No Time for Sergeants

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Opening Night

Opening Night

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Discovering the Bible

Discovering the Bible

Directed by: Ken Curtis

From These Roots

From These Roots

Keep Talking

Keep Talking

Frontier Justice

Frontier Justice

Starring: Lew Ayres, Melvyn Douglas, Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States of America

Days to next August 08

If August 08, 1958 is your birthday you're 62 years, 3 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The King Must Die by Mary Renault

The King Must Die

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The story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from these pages as a clearly defined personality; brave, aggressive and quick.

Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden

Only In America

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Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton

The Winthrop Woman

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“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.”

The Northern Light by A.J. Cronin

The Northern Light

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Henry Page, owner of The Northern Light, the oldest and most respected newspaper in Tynecastle, is offered a vast sum to turn over control to a mass-circulation group based in London.

The Portuguese Escape by Ann Bridge

The Portuguese Escape

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Miss Bridge takes us to Portugal; not only the well-known world of Estoril and the Embassies, but behind the scenes, into the life lived on country estates by the Portuguese themselves.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 08, 1958?

On August 08, 1958 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 08, 1958?

On August 08, 1958 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 08, 1958?

On August 08, 1958 the US President was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 08, 1958?

On August 08, 1958 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 08, 1958?

On August 08, 1958 Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 08, 1958?

On August 08, 1958 several famous people were born including, Francis Lalanne, Denis Lapière, Deborah Norville.

What was the number one song in August 08, 1958?

The number one song in the week of August 08, 1958 was Poor Little Fool by Ricky Nelson in US and All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers in UK.

What were the top hits on August 08, 1958?

The top hits on August 08, 1958 were Poor Little Fool by Ricky Nelson, Patricia by Perez Prado and His Orchestra, Splish Splash by Bobby Darin in US and All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers, When by The Kalin Twins, Hard Headed Woman by Elvis Presley in UK.


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