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Wednesday 8 July 1959

1959-07-08

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton. In UK Roulette by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. A Hole in the Head, directed by Frank Capra, 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.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Hole in the Head

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker

Country: United States

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Peter Cushing, Andr Morell, Christopher Lee

Country: United States

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Anatomy of a Murder

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara

Country: United States

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery

Country: United States

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Porgy and Bess

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr.

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Juke Box Jury

Starring: David Jacobs

Country: United Kingdom

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 July 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Dale Buisand: and Chester Ovnand are first Americans killed in Vietnam War.

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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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