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Thursday 28 August 1958

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Scott Hamilton and Scott Scovell Hamilton. 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. while The Northern Light by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Abendschau.
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The Fly

Directed by: Kurt Neumann

Starring: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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King Creole

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau

Country: United States

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Curse of the Demon

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis

Country: United States

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The Bravados

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd

Country: United States

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The Vikings

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Klaus Kinski, Johnny Melville, Michael Fitz, Nina Kunzendorf


Starring: Hugh Downs, Bob Clayton

Country: United States

Frontier Justice

Starring: Lew Ayres, Melvyn Douglas, Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States


Written by: Harold Swanton

Starring: Tom Nolan, Sally Brophy, Mike Road

Country: United States

Jefferson Drum

Starring: Jeff Richards, Eugene Mazzola, Cyril Delevanti, Robert Stevenson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 August 1958 ?

  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Scott Hamilton: American ice skater, a superlative Olympic figure skater known for his fancy footwork, the blurring speed of his spins and his trademark back flip.
  • Scott Scovell Hamilton: Toledo, Ohio -- Ice skater (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Scott Hamilton in Toledo: Ohio, USA; figure skating champion (Olympic-gold-1984).
  • Whip Hubley: American actor.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98)

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Life magazine


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

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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The Dud Avocado

By: Elaine Dundy

The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late 1950s.

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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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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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