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Tuesday 2 June 1959

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rineke Dijkstra and Charlie Huddy. In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton. In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. They Came to Cordura, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while My Brother Was An Only Child by Jack Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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 ?

Manhunt

Starring: Victor Jory, Patrick McVey

Country: United States

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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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Rawhide

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Country: United States

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Jazz Casual

Starring: Ralph J. Gleason

Country: United States

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The Soupy Sales Show

Starring: Soupy Sales, Clyde Adler, Frank Nastasi, Maureen Bailey

Country: United States

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Movies

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

They Came to Cordura

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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Imitation of Life

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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Gidget

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Starring: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson

Country: United States

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Warlock

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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Compulsion

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 June 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Italy's Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day), which commemorates the birth of the Repubblica Italiana and the end of the monarchy.
  • Shavuoth (Judaism) (2006).
  • Xenia name day in Slovakia.
  • The Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Nicephorus' death - see also March 13.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Rineke Dijkstra: Dutch photographer.
  • Charlie Huddy: Oshawa, Ontario -- NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres).
  • Lydia Lunch: American singer-songwriter guitarist and actress (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks 8-Eyed Spy Harry Crews and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult).
  • Erwin Olaf: Dutch photographer.
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Facts:
  • Allen Ginsberg writes his poem Lysergic Acid, San Francisco

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Books

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

My Brother Was An Only Child

By: Jack Douglas

" I predict it will be the funniest and maddest and most quoted book of the year." -- Jack Paar

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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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Mine Enemy Grows Older

By: Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

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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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