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Saturday 24 May 1958

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Denis Badault and Raymond Buckey. In that special week of May people in US were listening to All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers. In UK Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. No Time for Sergeants, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, 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 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 ?

No Time for Sergeants

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1958 ?

Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
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Facts:
  • New Girl in Town closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 432 performances
  • United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Margaret OBrien
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Van Cliburn -- May 19, 1958
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7564

Books

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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A Summer Place

By: Sloan Wilson

First published in 1958 and then turned into a film of the same name in 1959 featuring Troy Donahue, Sandra Dee, Dorothy McGuire and Richard Egan, this classic romance is available

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By Love Possessed

By: James Gould Cozzens

A highly-respected, middle-aged lawyer's involvements with love are revealed in a series of flashbacks

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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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