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Friday 2 January 1959

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 2, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bernard Thibault and Kim Coates. 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 Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blue Peter.
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What the sky looked like on 2 January 1959

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Movies

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

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

Which were the important events of 2 January 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
  • Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
  • Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
  • Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
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Facts:
  • USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
  • Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees
  • CBS Radio cancels four soap operas: Our Gal Sunday, This is Nora Drake, Backstage Wife, and Road of Life.
  • Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the U.S.S.R.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 02, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Abandon Ship!

By: Richard F. Newcomb

She was a ship of destiny. Sailing across the Pacific, the battle scarred heavy cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis had just delivered a secret cargo that would trigger the end of World War

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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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The Mountain Is Young

By: Han Suyin

Abandoning her passionless marriage to colonial civil servant, John Ford, Ann journeys to Kathmandu in a voyage of self-discovery and spiritual awakening.

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The King Must Die

By: Mary Renault

The story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from these pages as a clearly defined personality; brave, aggressive and quick.

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