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Thursday 2 July 1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 2, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Wendy B Lawrence and Hoogie Drexler. 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 Mouse That Roared, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Status Seekers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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What the sky looked like on 2 July 1959

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Movies

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

The Mouse That Roared

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell, David Kossoff

Country: United States

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A Hole in the Head

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Carolyn Jones

Country: United States

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The Alligator People

Directed by: Roy Del Ruth

Starring: Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett, Lon Chaney Jr., George Macready

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Last Train from Gun Hill

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman

Country: United States

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Yesterday's Enemy

Directed by: Val Guest

Starring: Stanley Baker, Guy Rolfe, Leo McKern, Gordon Jackson

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TV Series

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

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Songs from the Hebrides

Nick of the River

Table rase

The Naked Lady

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 July 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast Day of St. John Regis
  • Originally, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Feast of the Visitation was celebrated on this day, although it has since been transferred to May 31
  • Palio di Provenzano in Siena, Italy
  • Canada Day. Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space, one of the worse films ever, premieres
  • Prince Albert marries Princess Paola in Brussels
  • Prince Albert of Belgium marries Italian Donna Paola Ruffo di Calabria.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 02, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Status Seekers

By: Vance Packard

"An explosive exploration of class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, your community, and your future."

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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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Only In America

By: Harry Lewis Golden

Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

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Charley Weaver'S Letters From Mamma

By: Cliff Arquette

From coast to coast more people are keeping their television sets on much later, more nights because of Cliff Arquette. A regular on NBC's "Jack Paar Show," Cliff's meteoric rise

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