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Thursday 8 May 1958

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pierre L'Hoest and Evelina Nazzari. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits. Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli, 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 Jefferson Drum.
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TV Series

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J.P. Patches

Starring: Chris Wedes, Jack Armstrong, Don Einarsen, Bill Gerald

Country: United States

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J.P. Patches

Starring: Chris Wedes, Jack Armstrong, Don Einarsen, Bill Gerald

Country: United States

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Monitor

Starring: Huw Wheldon, John Berger

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Shirley Temple's Storybook

Starring: Shirley Temple

Country: United States

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Mike Hammer

Starring: Darren McGavin

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Gigi

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan

Country: United States

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Thunder Road

Directed by: Arthur Ripley

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon

Country: United States

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Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes

Country: United States

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Horror of Dracula

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough

Country: United States

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The Left Handed Gun

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Paul Newman, Lita Milan, John Dehner

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1958 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock
  • VP Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by protesters in Peru
  • US Vice President Richard Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by protesters in Peru.

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What news were making the headlines those days in May 1958?

  • Life: Weapons vs cancer
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Charles Rhyne -- May 5, 1958
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7562

Books

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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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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Inside Russia Today

By: John Gunther

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

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Life Plus 99 Years

By: Nathan F. Leopold

Nathan Leopold Jr. was half of the famed duo Leopold and Loeb, murderers of 14-year old Bobby Franks in 1924 on the south side of Chicago.

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