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Sunday 12 January 1958

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christiane Amanpour and Curt Fraser. In that special week of January people in US were listening to At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors. In UK Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis was in the top 5 hits. The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, 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 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts.
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TV Series

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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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Sea Hunt

Written by: James Buxbaum

Starring: Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

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Flight

Starring: George C. Kenney

Country: United States

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The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Old Yeller

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk

Country: United States

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The Enemy Below

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jrgens, David Hedison

Country: United States

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Smiles of a Summer Night

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson

Country: United States

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Oh, Mr. Porter!

Directed by: Marcel Varnel

Starring: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt

Country: United States

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Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1958 ?

Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
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Facts:
  • Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open.
  • NCAA adds two-point conversion to football scoring.
  • Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points.
  • NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-7.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Testing for space astronaut
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nikita Khrushchev, Man the Year -- Jan. 6, 1958
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7545

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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Peter Freuchen'S Book Of The Seven Seas

By: Peter Freuchen and David Loth

Peter Freuchen drew upon his vast knowledge of nautical fact and legend, as well as his fantastic personal experiences, to write BOOK OF THE SEVEN SEAS.

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Around The World With Auntie Mame

By: Patrick Dennis

Encore, Encore! The brilliant sequel to the smash bestseller Auntie Mame is back and the reviews are in . . .

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Eloise In Paris

By: Kay Thompson

Bonjour! Here's the thing of it: Paris has just been discovered by Eloise the little girl from the Plaza... Here is what Eloise does in Paris: everything.

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