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Wednesday 24 December 1958, Christmas Eve

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lyse Doucet and Munetaka Higuchi. In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958 while Around The World With Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Young Dr. Malone.
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TV Series

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

Young Dr. Malone

Starring: Augusta Dabney, Michael H. Ingram, Judson Laire, John Connell

Country: United States

Charlie Drake

Starring: Charlie Drake

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Pursuit

Starring: Robert Alda, Warner Anderson, Lew Ayres, Jimmy Baird

Country: United States

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The Uncle Al Show

Starring: Al Lewis, Wanda Lewis

Country: United States

Frances Farmer Presents

Starring: Mari Aldon, Edward Colmans, James Gavin, Rogelio Hernández

Country: United States

Movies

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

Bell Book and Candle

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon

Country: United States

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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer

Country: United States

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Some Came Running

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine

Country: United States

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A Night to Remember

Directed by: Roy Baker

Starring: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres

Country: United States

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The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, Curd Jrgens

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1958 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • A BOAC Bristol Britannia (312 G-AOVD) crashes near Winkton, England during a test flight.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Showbiz special double issue
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Miyoshi Umeki and Pat Suzuki -- Dec. 22, 1958
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7595

Books

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

The Sound Of Thunder

By: Taylor Caldwell

A collection of New York Times–bestselling novels about wealth, power, ambition, and the American Dream from “a wonderful storyteller” (A. Scott Berg). From one of the most prolific and widely read authors of the twentieth century, these three mesmerizing turn-of-the-century ...

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By Love Possessed

By: James Gould Cozzens

During 49 hours in the life of Arthur Winner, the leading lawyer in a small Pennsylvania town in the 1950s, "By Love Possessed" portrays all the myriad aspects of love: between parent and child, brother and sister, inside marriage and ...

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Below The Salt

By: Thomas B. Costain

A vivid and violent tale of England and Europe and the signing of the magna charta, by the author of "the silver chalice" and "the black rose".

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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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