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Wednesday 8 October 1958

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ursula von der Leyen and Steve Coll. 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 Seventh Seal, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958 while The Enemy Camp by Jerome Weidman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Frances Farmer Presents.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Seventh Seal

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjrnstrand, Bengt Ekerot

Country: United States

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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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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 8 October 1958 ?

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
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  • Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
  • Dr Ake Senning installs 1st pacemaker (Stockholm)
  • KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS / NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting

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

The Enemy Camp

By: Jerome Weidman

Literary Fiction, Fictional Novel

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The Image Makers

By: Bernard Dryer

A Story You'll Never Forget! "A big book on more ways than length, THE IMAGE MAKERS is fantastic, incredible, fascinating! The scene shifts from Connecticut and New York to Paris

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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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The Best Of Dear Abby

By: Abigail Van Buren

A compilation of the most provocative questions and the wisest and wittiest answers to appear in "Dear Abby"'s thirty-three years of syndication.

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