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Saturday 17 May 1958

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vincent Henar and Ivor Bolton. 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. Indiscreet, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958 while Life Plus 99 Years by Nathan F. Leopold was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jefferson Drum.
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TV Series

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

J.P. Patches

Starring: Chris Wedes, Jack Armstrong, Don Einarsen, Bill Gerald

Country: United States

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J.P. Patches

Starring: Chris Wedes, Jack Armstrong, Don Einarsen, Bill Gerald

Country: United States

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Monitor

Starring: Huw Wheldon, John Berger

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

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

Indiscreet

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker

Country: United States

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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

Directed by: Nathan Hertz

Starring: Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers

Country: United States

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Gigi

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan

Country: United States

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Thunder Road

Directed by: Arthur Ripley

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon

Country: United States

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Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1958 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • 84th Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 1:57.2.
  • Emergency crisis proclaimed in Algeria.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Irans exqueen
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Harlow Curtice, Henry Ford & Lester Colbert -- May 12, 1958
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7563

Books

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

Life Plus 99 Years

By: Nathan F. Leopold

Nathan Leopold Jr. was half of the famed duo Leopold and Loeb, murderers of 14-year old Bobby Franks in 1924 on the south side of Chicago.

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The Day Christ Died

By: Jim Bishop

"This is a book about the most dramatic day in the history of the world, the day on which Jesus of Nazareth died.

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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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The Greengage Summer

By: Rumer Godden

The faded elegance of Les Oeillets, with its bullet-scarred staircase and serene garden bounded by high walls; Eliot, the charming Englishman who became the children's guardian while their mother lay ill

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