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Monday 4 May 1959

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 4, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Randy Travis and Maurizio Cheli. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Young Philadelphians, directed by Vincent Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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What the sky looked like on 4 May 1959

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Movies

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

The Young Philadelphians

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith, Brian Keith

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King of the Wild Stallions

Directed by: R.G. Springsteen

Starring: George Montgomery, Diane Brewster, Edgar Buchanan, Emile Meyer

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Invisible Invaders

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

Starring: John Agar, Jean Byron, Philip Tonge, Robert Hutton

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The 400 Blows

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Country: United States

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Lili

Directed by: Charles Walters

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Border Patrol

Directed by: Steven Rosenbaum

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Wrestling at the Chase

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 May 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
  • Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
  • International Firefighters' Day.
  • Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
  • People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
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Facts:
  • 1st Grammy Awards: Perry Como and Ella Fitzgerald win
  • First Grammy Awards: Perry Como and Ella Fitzgerald win.
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (JB).
  • The 1st Grammy Awards are held.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 04, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Nine Coaches Waiting

By: Mary Stewart

A governess in a French château encounters an apparent plot against her young charge's life in this unforgettably haunting and beautifully written suspense novel.

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Only In America

By: Harry Lewis Golden

Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

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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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The Devil In Bucks County

By: Edmund Schiddel

Front cover,The Devil In Bucks County, Simon and Schuster, New York , 1959

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