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Wednesday 1 July 1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anne Smith and Dale Midkiff. In that special week of July 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. The Hound of the Baskervilles, directed by Terence Fisher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Watch That Ends The Night by Hugh MacLennan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Juke Box Jury.
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TV Series

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

Juke Box Jury

Starring: David Jacobs

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Squiggle and Friends

Starring: Norman Hetherington, Jane Fennell, Terry Dowling, Ian McLean

Country: Australia

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

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Peter Cushing, Andr Morell, Christopher Lee

Country: United States

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Anatomy of a Murder

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara

Country: United States

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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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Shake Hands with the Devil

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 July 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
  • Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Facts:
  • Israeli Knesset agrees to weapon sales to West-Germany
  • World Refugee Year begins
  • WVTV TV channel 18 in Milwaukee, WI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Specific values for the international yard, avoirdupois pound and derived units (e.g. inch, mile and ounce) are adopted after agreement between the U.S.A., the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries.

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Watch That Ends The Night

By: Hugh MacLennan

George and Catherine Stewart share not only the burden of Catherine's heart disease, which could cause her death at any time, but the memory of Jerome Martell, her first husband and

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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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Twixt Twelve And Twenty

By: Pat Boone

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The House Of Intellect

By: Jacques Barzun

House Of Intellect, The, by Barzun, Jacques

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