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Friday 31 January 1958

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Patti Layne and Rafael Santana shortstop (New York Mets. In that special week of January people in US were listening to At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors. In UK Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis was in the top 5 hits. while By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Monitor.
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Old Yeller

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk

Country: United States

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The Enemy Below

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jrgens, David Hedison

Country: United States

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Smiles of a Summer Night

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson

Country: United States

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Oh, Mr. Porter!

Directed by: Marcel Varnel

Starring: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt

Country: United States

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Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton

Country: United States

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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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Sea Hunt

Written by: James Buxbaum

Starring: Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

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Starring: George C. Kenney

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 January 1958 ?

  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
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  • Jackpot Bowling premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host
  • US launches their first artificial satellite, Explorer 1.
  • James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt.
  • Explorer program: Explorer 1 : The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit.

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Life magazine


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

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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America As A Civilization

By: Max Lerner

Life and Thought in the United States Today

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On The Beach

By: Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute’s most powerful novel—a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication—is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive ...

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Kids Say The Darndest Things!

By: Art Linkletter

Almost 50 years since its first printing, this famous collection of children's wisdom and witticisms is now back in print in a facsimile edition to entertain a whole new generation.

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