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Tuesday 16 September 1958

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Tilly and Orel Hershiser. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) by Domenico Modugno. In UK When by The Kalin Twins was in the top 5 hits. Pather Panchali, directed by Satyajit Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958 while The Cultured Man by Ashley Montagu was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rescue 8.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Bannerjee

Country: United States

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives

Country: United States

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The Blob

Directed by: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Rescue 8

Starring: Jim Davis, Lang Jeffries, Nancy Rennick, Mary K. Cleary

Country: United States

Peter Gunn

Written by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright

Country: United States

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Northwest Passage

Starring: Keith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Don Burnett

Country: United States

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Steve Canyon

Starring: Dean Fredericks, Jackson Beck, Paul Frees

Country: United States

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Wanted: Dead or Alive

Starring: Steve McQueen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 September 1958 ?

  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
  • Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Cultured Man

By: Ashley Montagu

Ashley Montague (formerly Ehrenberg) was a cultural anthropologist best known for his work on race and his landmark work, "Man's Most Dangerous Myth; The Fallacy of Race" (1942).

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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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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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War And Peace In The Space Age

By: James M. Gavin

General Gavin describes precisely the military scientific and technological goals we must achieve for our own defense by 1965.

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