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Thursday 2 July 1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eduardo Bengoechea 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 Hound of the Baskervilles, directed by Terence Fisher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Juke Box Jury.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 in the last 30 days ?

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 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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Books

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

Twixt Twelve And Twenty

By: Pat Boone

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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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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 House Of Intellect

By: Jacques Barzun

House Of Intellect, The, by Barzun, Jacques

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