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Tuesday 19 August 1958

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John F Egan and Anthony Munoz. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) by Domenico Modugno. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. while The King Must Die by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Concentration.
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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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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

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Starring: Hugh Downs, Bob Clayton

Country: United States

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 1958 ?

  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
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Famous Deaths:
  • NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters.

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The King Must Die

By: Mary Renault

The story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from these pages as a clearly defined personality; brave, aggressive and quick.

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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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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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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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