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Thursday 2 April 1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 2, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gelindo Bordin and Brian Goodell. In that special week of April 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. Das Feuerzeug, directed by Siegfried Hartmann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Main Street, U.S.S.R. by Irving R. Levine was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lili.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Das Feuerzeug

Directed by: Siegfried Hartmann

Starring: Rolf Ludwig, Heinz Schubert, Rolf Defrank, Hannes Fischer

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Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever?

Directed by: Frank Wisbar

Starring: Joachim Hansen, Wilhelm Borchert, Wolfgang Preiss, Carl Lange

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Gidget

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Starring: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell

Country: United States

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Archimède, le clochard

Directed by: Gilles Grangier

Starring: Jean Gabin, Darry Cowl, Bernard Blier, Dora Doll

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The Lonely Sex

Directed by: Richard Hilliard

Starring: Leon Benedict, Mary Gonzalez, Karl Light, Jean Evans

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TV Series

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

Lili

Directed by: Charles Walters

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Border Patrol

Directed by: Steven Rosenbaum

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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

Directed by: Hardy Martins

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The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Manhunt

Starring: Victor Jory, Patrick McVey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 April 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • JP and Trang in Valleyfair
  • Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
  • Blessed Arnold of Leuven
  • International Children's Book Day
  • Saint Genoveva of Brabant (+1760)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gelindo Bordin: Italian athlete, the winner of an Olympic Gold Medal for the Track and Field marathon in Stockton, CA on 8/30/1986.
  • Brian Goodell: American swimmer who broke two world records, won two 1976 Olympic medals and two 1979 Pan-American Games gold medals, nine National Championships and nine National Collegiate Athletic Association titles.
  • Carmen Ayala-Troncoso in New York City: New York, USA; 5000m runner.
  • Dean Townson in Saint Petersburg: Florida, USA; singer (Pirates of the Mississippi - Fred Jake).
  • Badou Zaki: Morrocan footballer and manager.
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 02, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Main Street, U.S.S.R.

By: Irving R. Levine

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Nine Coaches Waiting

By: Mary Stewart

A governess in a French château encounters an apparent plot against her young charge's life in this unforgettably haunting and beautifully written suspense novel.

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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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The American High School Today

By: James B. Conant

American High School Today (Carnegie Series in American Education)

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