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Thursday 19 March 1959

1959-03-19

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon. In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits. Al Capone, directed by Richard Wilson, 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

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Al Capone

Directed by: Richard Wilson

Starring: Rod Steiger, Martin Balsam, Fay Spain

Country: United States

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The Diary of Anne Frank

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut

Country: United States

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Rio Bravo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson

Country: United States

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The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield, Henry Hull

Country: United States

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The Journey

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Rawhide

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Country: United States

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The General Electric College Bowl

Starring: Robert Earle, John Bellairs

Country: United States

The D.A.'s Man

Starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza, Herbert Ellis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 March 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Adeltrudis (d.670)
  • Saint Landoald
  • Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain.
  • Roman Catholicism and Church of England - Saint Joseph's Day for Saint Joseph of Nazareth, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, stepfather of Jesus; patron saint of Belgium, a good death, carpenters hence also (alternative) Father's Day in Spain, Portugal, Belgium
  • Mojoday in Discordianism
Famous Birthdays:
  • Serguei Dounovetz: French writer and screenwriter, an author of detective fiction and children's and teeenage literature.
  • Shelley Burch: Tucson, Arizona -- Actress (One Life to Live, Identity Crisis).
  • Terry Hall: English singer-songwriter (The Specials Fun Boy Three The Colourfield and Vegas).
  • Kevin Moreton: English actor.
  • Shelly Burch in Tucson: Arizona, USA; actress (Delila - One Life to Live, Identity Crisis).
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Facts:
  • 1st Impressions opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • Buena Vista releases Disney's live-action feature film The Shaggy Dog to theaters. This is Disney's first live-action comedy film. The film is based on the novel The Hound of Florence by Felix Salten.
  • Two other islands join Addu in the United Suvadive Republic (abolished September 1963), in the Maldives Islands.
  • Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida opens.
  • The Dalai Lama is granted asylum in India.

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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

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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