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Thursday 31 December 1959

1959-12-31

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Why by Frankie Avalon. In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits. Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Jean Yarbrough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Jack and the Beanstalk

Directed by: Jean Yarbrough

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Baer

Country: United States

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Drunken Angel

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Toshir Mifune, Reisabur Yamamoto

Country: United States

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Solomon and Sheba

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Suddenly, Last Summer

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift

Country: United States

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Black Orpheus

Directed by: Marcel Camus

Starring: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The New Adventures of Pinocchio

Starring: Joan Fowler, Stan Francis, Larry D. Mann, Jack Mather

Country: United States

Celebrity Golf

Starring: Sam Snead, Harry von Zell, Randolph Scott, Hoagy Carmichael

Country: United States

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All Our Yesterdays

Starring: Bernard Braden, James Cameron, Brian Inglis

Country: United Kingdom

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The Three Stooges Show

Starring: Hal Fryar, Curley Myers, Larry Vincent

Country: United States

Ivor the Engine

Starring: David Edwards

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: At leisure double issue
  • Time: TIME'S first gatefold cover picture. One of the famous Neapolitan presepios that delighted King Cha
  • Life: Eisenhower in Pakistan

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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