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Friday 16 May 1958

US date format: 5/16/1958, UK date format: 16/5/1958

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1958). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gitane Demone and Glenn Gregory. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. In UK Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. No Time for Sergeants, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958 while Masters Of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Music Bingo.
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No Time for Sergeants

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

Country: United States

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Smiley Gets a Gun

Directed by: Anthony Kimmins

Starring: Sybil Thorndike, Chips Rafferty, Keith Calvert, Bruce Archer

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The Proud Rebel

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Alan Ladd, Olivia de Havilland, Dean Jagger, David Ladd

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Man or Gun

Directed by: Albert C. Gannaway

Starring: Macdonald Carey, Audrey Totter, James Craig, James Gleason

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The High Cost of Loving

Directed by: José Ferrer

Starring: José Ferrer, Gena Rowlands, Joanne Gilbert, Jim Backus

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TV Series

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Music Bingo

The Night and the Music

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Duty Bound

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Historical Events

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  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gitane Demone: American singer-songwriter (Christian Death and Pompeii 99).
  • Glenn Gregory: English singer-songwriter (Heaven 17 Honeyroot and ABC).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Walter Irwin flies 2,259 km/h in F-104A Starfighter
  • Eli Beeding experiences 83 G deceleration on a rocket sled, New Mexico, USA.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1958 - Geocentric view

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Masters Of Deceit

By: J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover analyzes the Communist movement in the United States.

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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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Kids Say The Darndest Things!

By: Art Linkletter

Almost 50 years since its first printing, this famous collection of children's wisdom and witticisms is now back in print in a facsimile edition to entertain a whole new generation.

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By Love Possessed

By: James Gould Cozzens

A highly-respected, middle-aged lawyer's involvements with love are revealed in a series of flashbacks

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