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Friday 15 August 1958

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bambi Bembenek and Richard Greiner. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Poor Little Fool by Ricky Nelson. 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 The Image Makers by Bernard Dryer was one of the best selling books.
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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

Buckskin

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

Stahlnetz

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

Gekkô kamen

Written by: Kôhan Kawauchi

Starring: Koichi Ose

Country: Japan

Movies

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1958 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Facts:
  • 25th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 35, Detroit 19 (70,000)
  • Buddy Holly weds Maria Santiago
  • Marshal Boelganin resigns as Director of Staatsbank
  • Soviet Marshal Bulganin resigns as Director of State Bank

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Beauty at 14
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Henry Cabot Lodge -- Aug. 11, 1958
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7576

Books

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

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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Common Stocks And Uncommon Profits

By: Philip A. Fisher

Widely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies, introduced almost forty years ago, are not only studied and applied by today's

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The Northern Light

By: A.J. Cronin

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.

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The Affluent Society

By: John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth Galbraith's classic investigation of private wealth and public poverty in postwar America With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith gets at the heart of

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