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Saturday 5 December 1959

1959-12-05

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. In UK Travellin' Light by Cliff Richard & The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. Operation Petticoat, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Operation Petticoat

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien

Country: United States

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Ben-Hur

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd

Country: United States

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The 400 Blows

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Laud, Albert Rmy, Claire Maurier

Country: United States

Shadows

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd

Country: United States

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The Mouse That Roared

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Rocky and His Friends

Starring: June Foray, Bill Scott, Edward Everett Horton, Paul Frees

Country: United States

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Mr. Lucky

Written by: Blake Edwards

Starring: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

Country: United States

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The Detectives

Starring: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

Country: United States

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The Untouchables

Starring: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Country: United States

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Hawaiian Eye

Starring: Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman, Robert Conrad

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 December 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 05 December
Facts:
  • Intikhab Alam bowls Colin McDonald with first ball in Tests.

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Books

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From The Terrace

By: John O'Hara

An uncommonly good novel . . . a considerable achievement - Saturday Review With over three million copies sold, O'Hara's great novel of America in the first half of the century was made into an acclaimed film starring Paul Newman ...

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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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The Ugly American

By: William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

The multi-million-copy bestseller that coined the phrase for tragic American blunders abroad. In the episode that lends the book its title, the "ugly American" is Homer Atkins, a plain and plain-spoken man, who has been sent by the U.S.

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Women And Thomas Harrow

By: John P. Marquand

Fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 497 pages; Physical desc.

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