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Saturday 20 June 1959

1959-06-20

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 Roulette by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. Darby O'Gill and the Little People, directed by Robert Stevenson, 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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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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Shake Hands with the Devil

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter

Country: United States

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Wild Strawberries

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Victor Sjstrm, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin

Country: United States

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The Nun's Story

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans

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 20 June 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
  • Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Otávio Mesquita: Brazilian TV host and MC of variety programs.
  • Louise Bessette: Canadian pianist of international repute, she has performed with many of the best orchestras in the world.
  • Karen Payne: Family Member.
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Facts:
  • A rare June hurricane struck Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.

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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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