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Thursday 1 January 1959, NewYear’s Day

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 1, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michel Onfray and Azali Assoumani. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. Operation Amsterdam, directed by Michael McCarthy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blue Peter.
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What the sky looked like on 1 January 1959

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Movies

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Operation Amsterdam

Directed by: Michael McCarthy

Starring: Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Tony Britton, Alexander Knox

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The Last Hurrah

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

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Panda and the Magic Serpent

Directed by: Taiji Yabushita

Starring: Hisaya Morishige, Mariko Miyagi, Virginia Blackman, Lisa Lu

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Torpedo Run

Directed by: Joseph Pevney

Starring: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Diane Brewster, Dean Jones

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Party Girl

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb, John Ireland

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TV Series

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

Blue Peter

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The Bell Telephone Hour

The Music Shop

One O'Clock Show

The Honey Siege

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Historical Events

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Facts:
  • Castro leads Cuba to victory as Fulgencio Batista flees to Dom Rep
  • Highway 91 in Nevada is officially renamed Las Vegas Boulevard.
  • Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community.
  • Rohan Kanhai completes 256 versus India at Calcutta.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 01, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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From The Terrace

By: John O'Hara

Chronicles the events of Alfred Eaton's life against his successful career in MacHardie and Company and the Department of the Navy

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The Proud Possessors

By: Aline B. Saarinen

The Proud Possessors: The lives, times and tastes of some adventurous [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 1958] SAARINEN,Aline B. ...

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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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On My Own

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

In this volume the greatest and best-loved woman of her time shares the experiences - private and public - of her thirteen years since the death of her husband, Franklin Delano

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