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Saturday 2 May 1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brian Tochi in Los Angeles and Dominique Gutknecht. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Elizabeth The Great by Elizabeth Jenkins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Markham.
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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 ?

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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Room at the Top

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 May 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Zoe
  • Saint Mafalda
  • Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
  • Saint Germanus
  • Saints Exuperius and Zoe
Famous Birthdays:
  • Brian Tochi in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Dr Alan Poe - St Elsewhere, Renegades).
  • Dominique Gutknecht: French homicide; he conducted a number of armed robberies and three murders.
  • Brian Tochi: American actor who, throughout his career, has appeared on a great many television series in both guest-starring and starring roles.
  • Alan Best: Canadian animation director and producer.
  • Tony Wakeford: English singer-songwriter and guitarist.
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Facts:
  • 85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2.
  • 1959 FA Cup Final: Nottingham Forest defeats Luton Town 2–1.

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Books

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

Elizabeth The Great

By: Elizabeth Jenkins

A revealing study of the Queen and her court--their daily lives, concerns, topics of conversation, meals, living condition, travels, successes and failures--that places them firmly within the historical context of 16th

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Mine Enemy Grows Older

By: Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

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Pioneer, Go Home!

By: Richard Powell

This 50th anniversary edition restores Richard Powell s uproarious 1959 New York Times bestselling novel and includes a new preface by the author.

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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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