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Tuesday 26 August 1958

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Zlatko Vujović and Jan Nevens. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Little Star by The Elegants. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Queen of Outer Space, directed by Edward Bernds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958 while The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Discovering the Bible.
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Movies

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Queen of Outer Space

Directed by: Edward Bernds

Starring: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming, Dave Willock, Laurie Mitchell

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The Black Orchid

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Peter Mark Richman, Virginia Vincent

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The Badlanders

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado, Claire Kelly

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Apache Territory

Directed by: Ray Nazarro

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Barbara Bates, John Dehner, Carolyn Craig

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Night of the Blood Beast

Directed by: Bernard L. Kowalski

Starring: Michael Emmet, Angela Greene, John Baer, Ed Nelson

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TV Series

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

Discovering the Bible

Directed by: Ken Curtis

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Play Your Hunch

Directed by: Createspace

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Haggis Baggis

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Haggis Baggis

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Oh Boy!

Starring: Marty Wilde, Hank B. Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores.

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Books

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The Winthrop Woman

By: Anya Seton

“The Winthrop Woman is that rare literary accomplishment — living history. Really good fictionalized history [like this] often gives closer reality to a period than do factual records.”

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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 Northern Light

By: A.J. Cronin

Henry Page, owner of The Northern Light, the oldest and most respected newspaper in Tynecastle, is offered a vast sum to turn over control to a mass-circulation group based in London.

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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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