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Thursday 23 January 1958

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christophe Dechavanne and Laurent Boyer. In that special week of January people in US were listening to At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors. In UK Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis was in the top 5 hits. The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958 while The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Old Yeller

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk

Country: United States

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The Enemy Below

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jrgens, David Hedison

Country: United States

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Smiles of a Summer Night

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson

Country: United States

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Oh, Mr. Porter!

Directed by: Marcel Varnel

Starring: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt

Country: United States

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Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Sea Hunt

Written by: James Buxbaum

Starring: Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

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Starring: George C. Kenney

Country: United States

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The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 January 1958 ?

  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
Famous Birthdays:
  • Christophe Dechavanne: French radio-TV host, TV actor, and program producer: director of Coyote Prods.
  • Laurent Boyer: French radio and TV host, formerly literature teacher, he presented programs such as "Graines de star" and "Frequenstar" on M6 channel.
  • Eric Metayer
  • Eric Métayer: French stage and film actor, son of humourist Alex métayer, known for his talent of improvisation.
  • Milena Sutter: Italian homicide victim whose body was fished out of the ocean a few days before Lorenzo Bozano was arrested on 5/09/1971.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Body Beautiful opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • Hanif Mohammad completes 337 in 970 minutes versus West Indies.
  • Overthrow in Venezuela of Marcos Perez Jimenez

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

The White Witch

By: Elizabeth Goudge

A novel written by the author of "The Cathedral Trilogy", "The Eliot Trilogy", "Gentian Hill", "Green Dolphin Country" and the children's book "The Little White Horse".

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On The Beach

By: Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive ...

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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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America As A Civilization

By: Max Lerner

Life and Thought in the United States Today

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