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MIDI:  Music:  At The Hop By:    Danny and the Juniors    © By: Original Artist
Events


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. 1957 Chevy - Yellow
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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.
1956 Convertible Coupe
President Dwight D. Eisenhower

President
Vice President Richard M. Nixon

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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
1.01
Loaf of Bread
.19
Dozen Eggs
.86
Postage Stamp
.04
Min. Wage Hour
1.00
Gallon of Gas
.24
DOW Avg.
583
New Auto
2,200.00
New Home
30,000.00
Average Income
4,650.00

   
Do you remember the Wax Bottles that we used to buy at the Five & Dime Store?
Songs

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
Hula Hoop  

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?


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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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