Wednesday August 27, 1958

US date format: 8/27/1958, UK date format: 27/8/1958

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 27, 1958). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tom Lanoye and Yoshinori Mizumaki. 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 King Must Die by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Discovering the Bible.
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Queen of Outer Space

Directed by: Edward Bernds

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

The Black Orchid

Directed by: Martin Ritt

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

The Badlanders

Directed by: Delmer Daves

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

Apache Territory

Directed by: Ray Nazarro

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

Night of the Blood Beast

Directed by: Bernard L. Kowalski

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 27, 1958?


  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo


  • Clark Griffith says Senators will probably accept offer to move to Minnesota

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Discovering the Bible

Directed by: Ken Curtis

Play Your Hunch

Directed by: Createspace

Haggis Baggis

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Haggis Baggis

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Opening Night

Directed by: John Cassavetes

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

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.

The Face Of Minnesota

By: John Szarkowski

“Ducks in a stream, the bridge at St. Anthony Falls, streets of cities and towns, a fish in a net, the glittering lakes seen under low skies.

The Death Of Manolete

By: Conrad

On Thursday, August 38, 1947, in the bull ring at the Spanish town of Linares, a thirty-year-old millionaire called Manolete (Manuel Laureano Rodriguez) and a Miura bull named Islero killed each

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

The Time Of The Dragons

By: Alice Ekert-Rotholz

This is a turbulent novel of East and West. . . A moving love story, and an exciting tale of war, espionage and international intrigue.

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