Week of April 24, 1958
The government reports that the average family income last year was $6130 -
50% higher than a decade ago.
The U.S. Navy tries to launch its fourth satellite - Vanguard, but the third rocket
stage failed as it was taking off. The new satellite was supposed to gather vital
information about x-rays shooting from the sun.
Clinging to the hope of throwing Cuban President
, rebel leader Fidel Castro faces
despair in guerrilla ranks and defeat from all sides.
Scores of guerrilla followers layed down their arms,
blaming each other for the failure of armed attacks. It’s
a reversal of a tide that ran in favor of Castro for over
15 months. Castro forces have lost heavily over the
last few days. He admits he desperately needs
ammunition and more arms. Batista has increased his
military forces to 38,000 men.
Acrobat Trygve Teigen, loses his balance while performing with three chairs atop
a pole and falls to the ground. He tried to grasp a guy wire to break his fall, but
missed. The plunge was viewed by 2000 spectators as part of the Rudy Bros.
Circus in Palm Springs. Teigen died at the hospital a short time later
A woman charges President Eisenhower as he and the first lady were leaving the
Smithsonian Institution. She got to within a few feet of him ad scream “I’ve got to
get to him.” The president was attending a special preview of Sir Winston
Churchill’s paintings. Secret Service agents whisked her away.
In Westchester County at Pound Ridge, NY - a car driven by Edward Perry
crashes head-on into his wife’s car and
dies in a one-in-a-million accident. Mrs
Dorothy Perry decided to drive to a Pound
Ridge restaurant (about 20 miles) to pick
up her husband there. Her husband was
unaware she left their home in Stanford,
CA and decided to go home from the
restaurant. The couple crashed about two
miles from their house on interstate 137.
In sports - LA Dodger
the doghouse for straining his elbow by
Week of April 24, 1958
showing off before a game with Chicago. Snider tried to throw a ball out of the LA
coliseum, which is currently the Dodgers home stadium. Manager Walt Alston
says Snider will be off the payroll until he can play again.
, owner of the (new) LA Dodgers says he’s elated
about the first three games played at the coliseum - attendance for
all three was 167,209. “I think it probably set a three-day record.”
At Sears - Men’s fine leather Casual shoes - $5.44pr ... Women’s
and Teens’ cool summer casual shoes - $2.44pr
At the mart - Swanson 8oz meat pies - 4 for $1.00 ... Watermelon - .10lb ...
Gerber Baby food - 4 cans- .25 ... Box of Cracker Jack - 8 cents.
Songwriters ask congress to cut them in on profits of the jukebox business. They
are asking to amend a 1909 copyright law-exempting operators of coin-operated
music machines from paying royalties. Currently, jukebox operators are the only
users of published music who do not pay for the right.
Bestsellers - “The Winthrop Woman” - Anya Seton, “By Love Possessed” -
James Gould Cozzens, “Inside Russia Today” - John Gunther, “The Hidden
Persuaders” - Vance Packard.
’s wife, Phyllis - sues for divorce from the 32
Bing Crosby (54) says he’s quitting show business - unless
something comes along that catches his interest. “I’m actually
retiring because there’s nothing I’m really keen to do.” “I just
don’t want to waste my time on something for which I’ve no
enthusiasm. After all, the public is getting very selective both
on movies ad TV. They tear shows apart unless they’re good.”
Tuesday Night TV - CBS - Mr. Adams & Eve,
Wingo, To Tell The Truth, Red Skelton, If You
Had A Million ... NBC - Treasure Hunt, The
Show, Advice Of McGraw,
The Bob Cummings Show, The Californians ...
ABC - Cheyenne, Wyatt Earp, Broken Arrow,
West Point Story.
Wyatt Earp - Wyatt plays cupid in tonight’s
Week of April 24, 1958
George Gobel - guests Jackie Cooper, Pat Buttram and Gene Sheldon.
Adventures Of McGaw - stars Frank Lovejoy.
Pop music this week in 1958
- “He’s Got The Whole
World In His Hands” - Laurie London, “Witch Doctor” - Dave
Seville, “Twilight Time” - The Platters, “Wear My Ring
Around Your Neck” - Elvis Presley, “Believe What You Say”
- Ricky Nelson, “Book Of Love’ - The Montones, “Don’t You
Just Know It” - Huey (Piano) Smith & The Clowns, “Oh
Lonesome Me” - Don Gibson, “Chanson d’ Amour” - Art &
Dotty Todd, “There’s Only One Of You” - The Four Lads,
“Lazy Mary” -
At the movies -
St Louis Blues
- Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt, Pearl
The Young Lions
- Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift,
The Female Animal
- Hedy Lamarr, Jane Powell, Jan
Sterling George Nader
Another Time, Another Place
- Lana Turner, Barry
Sullivan (Introducing) Sean Conery
- Kim Stanley, Lloyd Bridges