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Friday 5 June 1959

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Winans and Rafael Gil Brand. In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton. In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Horse Soldiers, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Horse Soldiers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers

Country: United States

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They Came to Cordura

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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Imitation of Life

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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Gidget

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Starring: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson

Country: United States

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Warlock

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Markham

Starring: Ray Milland

Country: United States

Manhunt

Starring: Victor Jory, Patrick McVey

Country: United States

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The David Niven Show

Starring: David Niven

Country: United States

Garry Halliday

Written by: Justin Blake

Starring: Terence Longdon

Country: United Kingdom

The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 June 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of N�r (Light) - First day of the fifth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Feast of Saint Boniface.
  • Seychelles - Liberation Day.
  • National holiday of Denmark (Constitution Day).
  • World Environment Day, since the United Nations General Assembly resolution in 1972.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael Winans: gospel singer (The Winans).
  • Rafael Gil Brand: German/Spanish professional astrologer.
  • Dirk Matheson: American writer, a journalist on the staff of People magazine for a decade before he quit to work on a screenplay.
  • Terry McQueen: American noted family, the daughter of Steven McQueen and dancer Neile Adams.
  • Robert Lloyd: English singer (The Nightingales The Prefects and The Minus 5).
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Facts:
  • Bob Dylan graduates Hibbing HS in Minnesota
  • The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.

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Books

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

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

Women and Thomas Harrow, John P. Marquand, Little Brown, 1958 1st edition. 497 pages.

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