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Monday 14 July 1958

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joe Keenan and Robert Jensen. In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann, 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 Frontier Justice.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Fly

Directed by: Kurt Neumann

Starring: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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King Creole

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau

Country: United States

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Curse of the Demon

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis

Country: United States

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The Bravados

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd

Country: United States

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The Vikings

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Frontier Justice

Starring: Lew Ayres, Melvyn Douglas, Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States


Written by: Harold Swanton

Starring: Tom Nolan, Sally Brophy, Mike Road

Country: United States

Jefferson Drum

Starring: Jeff Richards, Eugene Mazzola, Cyril Delevanti, Robert Stevenson

Country: United States


Starring: Gerda-Maria Jürgens, Heinz Engelmann, Karl-Heinz Gerdesmann, Kurt Klopsch

Gekkô kamen

Written by: Kôhan Kawauchi

Starring: Koichi Ose

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 July 1958 ?

  • Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
  • France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
  • Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joe Keenan: American novelist, script writer, producer and playwright, he is a twin as well.
  • Robert Jensen: American journalist and activist.
  • Mircea Geoană: Romanian politician and diplomat 97th Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • Anne Hegerty: British television personality.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Colonel Saddam Hussein and Iraqi army overthrows the monarchy
  • General Abdul K Kassem forms a military government in Iraq
  • Pope Pius XII publishes his 39th and last encyclical Meminisse juvat
  • Iraqi Revolution: in Iraq the monarchy is overthrown by popular forces led by Abdul Karim Kassem, who becomes the nation's new leader.

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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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The Ginger Man

By: J.P. Donleavy

First published in Paris in 1955, and originally banned in the United States, J. P. Donleavy’s first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic

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Mister Music Maker, Lawrence Welk

By: Mary Lewis Coakley

This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important

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How To Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone By Yourself

By: Robert Paul Smith

The classic guidebook to everything from paper airplanes to spool tanks to slingshots is back in print, and is as fun, inventive, and charming as ever.

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