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Monday 27 October 1958

It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Simon Le Bon and Manu Katché. In that special week of October people in US were listening to It's All In The Game by Tommy Edwards. In UK Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. Mon Oncle, directed by Jacques Tati, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958 while The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pursuit.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Mon Oncle

Directed by: Jacques Tati

Starring: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie

Country: United States

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The Seventh Seal

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjrnstrand, Bengt Ekerot

Country: United States

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The Old Man and the Sea

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver

Country: United States

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Man of the West

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States

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The Big Country

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Country: United States

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Cimarron City

Starring: George Montgomery, John Smith, Audrey Totter, Dan Blocker

Country: United States

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Man with a Camera

Starring: Charles Bronson

Country: United States

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Starring: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle

Country: United States

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Yancy Derringer

Written by: Richard Sale, Mary Loos

Starring: Jock Mahoney, X Brands, Kevin Hagen, Frances Bergen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 October 1958 ?

  • St. Namatius
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
  • Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • St. Desiderius
  • R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
Famous Birthdays:
  • Simon Le Bon: English musician, best known as the lead singer, lyricist and musician of the band Duran Duran (since 1978) and its offshoot, Arcadia (1985–1986).
  • Manu Katché: French jazz-rock musician of Ivorian origin.
  • Lee Carter: American lawyer and judge.
  • David Hazeltine: American pianist and composer.
  • Felix Wurman: American cellist and composer (Born 1958).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gen Ayub Khan succeeds Iskander Mirza as President of Pakistan
  • WEDU TV channel 3 in Tampa-St Petersburg, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Iskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, is deposed in a bloodless coup d'etat by General Ayub Khan, who had been appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier.

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Life magazine


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

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 Great Chicago Fire

By: Robert Cromie

One of the best narrative histories ever written about the devastating fire has been reprinted in this oversized, illustrated edition. Over 150 photos and illustrations.

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Around The World With Auntie Mame

By: Patrick Dennis

Encore, Encore! The brilliant sequel to the smash bestseller Auntie Mame is back and the reviews are in . . .

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The Bramble Bush

By: Charles Mergendahl

a romance novel.

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