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MIDI: Music: At The Hop By: Danny and the Juniors © By: Original Artist
In Baghdad, King Faisal II of Iraq is killed by the Iraqi Army in a coup.
Great Britain reacts to the coup by mobilizing 6,000 troops. Meanwhile, U. S. President
Dwight Eisenhower announces that he is sending 5,000 troops to Lebanon to monitor the
situation in the Middle East. In Moscow, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev accepts the
American proposal to hold a summit on the tension in the Middle East at United Nations
headquarters. In other news, the International Conference on Detection of Atomic Testing
is held in Geneva.
This year in sports, New York defeated Milwaukee 4 to 3 in the seventh
game to win the World Series and basketball star Wilt Chamberlain signs with the Harlem
Globetrotters. In football, the Colts defeat the Giants 23-17 to win the NFL title and
Jimmy Byran won the Indy 500 with an average speed of 133.8 mph. The Brazilian soccer
team defeated Sweden 5-2 to win soccer´s World Cup and a horse named Tim Tam
ridden by jockey I. Valenzuela won the Kentucky Derby. Floyd Patterson knocked out Roy
Harris in the 12th round in Los Angeles to remain Heavyweight Champion.
On TV in 1958
Gunsmoke, Rawhide, The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp, Wagon Train, General Electric Theatre,
Tales of Wells Fargo, The Millionnaire, What´s My Line, Dragnet, Maverick,
The Ford Show, The Red Skelton Show, American Bandstand - August 5, 1957 - Host: Dick Clark - Aired on ABC-TV - Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST, December Bride, People are Funny,
The Jack Benny Show, The Rifleman, Father Knows Best, The Danny Thomas Show, The Price is Right,
Zane Grey Theater, I've Got a Secret, Name That Tune, The Gale Storm Show, The Restless Gun,
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Sugarfoot, The Lineup, The Loretta Young Show, Wanted: Dead or Alive,
Lassie, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Real McCoys, Zorro, Have Gun Will Travel,
Perry Mason, The Jackie Gleason Show, The Texan, Cheyenne, Peter Gunn,
The Lawman, This Is Your Life, Twenty-One, The $64,000 Question, The Ann Sothern Show,
The Perry Como Show, You Bet Your Life
Cost Of Living In 1958
|Gallon of Milk
|Loaf of Bread
|Min. Wage Hour
|Gallon of Gas
Do you remember the Wax Bottles that we used to buy at the Five & Dime Store?
Back in 1958, the popular songs of that time
were: "At the Hop" performed by Danny & The Juniors; "Bird Dog"
performed by The Everly Brothers; "Catch a Falling Star" sung by Perry Como as
well as "Don´t" by Elvis Presley. Also topping the musical
charts that year were: "Get a Job" by Silhouettes;
"Sugartime" by McGuire Sisters; "Tequila" by The Champs; and the
ever popular "The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.
"He´s Got the Whole World In His Hands" by Laurie London.
All I Have to Do Is Dream" by The Everly Brothers, "It´s All In the
Game" by Tommy Edwards. "Volare" by Domenico Modugno.
"Sugartime" by The McGuire Sisters.
New Toys in 1958
The Hula Hoop® toy is the most popular American toy ever made. The toy was introduced
by Wham-O Manufacturing in 1958. It cost $1.98. It was so popular that stores kept running
out. In the first six months, Americans purchased 20 million Hula Hoop® toys. In 1958,
100 million were sold worldwide. All over the United States.
HULA HOOP® originated the concept of twirling a hoop around your hips or your knees or
even your arms and neck. HULA HOOP® brand hoops are made with extra durable materials
that resist buckling. The HULA HOOP® Original comes in three swirly colors and three
hoop sizes. How many Hoops can you keep going at once?
Best Movie: "Gigi" - Directed by Vicente Minnelli
Best Actor: David Niven - "Separate Tables"
Best Actress: Susan Hayward - "I Want to Live"
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