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Wednesday 4 February 1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 4, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lawrence Taylor and Bob Downe. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters. In UK One Night / I Got Stung by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Ride Lonesome, directed by Budd Boetticher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Coming Of The New Deal by Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me.
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What the sky looked like on 4 February 1959

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Movies

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

Ride Lonesome

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

Starring: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best

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The Journey

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards, Robert Morley

Country: United States

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Die Halbzarte

Directed by: Rolf Thiele

Starring: Romy Schneider, Carlos Thompson, Magda Schneider, Josef Meinrad

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Sleeping Beauty

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Country: United States

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The Trap

Directed by: Norman Panama

Starring: Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Tina Louise, Earl Holliman

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TV Series

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

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

Directed by: Hardy Martins

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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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Emergency

Starring: Brian James, Syd Conabere, Judith Godden, Natalie Raine

Saturday Party

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 February 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Veronica, patron saint of photographers
  • Ancient Latvia - Biezputras Diena observed.
  • Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948).
  • Angolan Anniversary of the Outbreak of Armed Struggle against Portuguese Colonialism.
  • Saint Gilbert (d. 1189)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lawrence Taylor: American athlete, line backer for the New York Giants from 1981 until 1993 when he retired from the game.
  • Bob Downe
  • Maryvonne Briot
  • Pamelyn Ferdin: American actress.
  • Mark Trevorrow: Australian cabaret performer who has appeared in television and stage productions in Australia, the UK and the USA, in the guise of his alter ego "Bob Downe" (the "Prince of Polyester.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Una O'Connor: Irish-American actress and singer (d. 1959).
Facts:
  • Israel begins exporting copper ore.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 04, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Coming Of The New Deal

By: Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.

Volume Two in Schlesinger's Age of Roosevelt series, this book describes Roosevelt's first tumultuous years in the White House.

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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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Herblock'S Special For Today

By: Herbert Block

Oversize hardcover book of political cartoonist Herblock's work thru the years. Includes his brilliant work during the Watergate crisis and the fall of Richard nixon.

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Women And Thomas Harrow

By: John P. Marquand

Bright, clean and fresh, this vintage paperback has light wear from reading and a little tanning from age. No markings, very nice overall. Our Family will pack this book carefully in a bubble wrap envelope.

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