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Saturday 13 June 1959

1959-06-13

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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 Nun's Story, directed by Fred Zinnemann, 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 months ?

The Nun's Story

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans

Country: United States

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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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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 13 June 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Ragnobert, martyr [GTZ: Lyon]
  • Saint Valericus, bishop [WTS (Bruges)]
  • Roman Empire ? Quinquatrus Minusculae held in honor of Minerva
  • Roman Empire ? seventh day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
  • USA ? World Children's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Boyko Borisov: Bulgarian politician.
  • Maurice Dantec: French science fiction writer and musician, who lives in Montréal and is a naturalized Canadian citizen.
  • Mike Smith: English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (Born 1943).
  • Boyko Borissov: Bulgarian footballer and politician 50th Prime Minister of Bulgaria.
  • Steve Georganas: Australian politician.
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Facts:
  • Sammy Kaye Show, last airs on ABC-TV
  • 59th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 282 at Winged Foot Golf Club - New York
  • 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in June 1959?

  • Life: The Nuns Story
  • Time: Indiana's Charles Abraham Halleck, minority leader of the House of Representatives
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7618

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

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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