Monday May 04, 1959

US date format: 5/4/1959, UK date format: 4/5/1959

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart 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 From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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The Young Philadelphians

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

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

King of the Wild Stallions

Directed by: R.G. Springsteen

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

Invisible Invaders

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

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

The 400 Blows

Directed by: François Truffaut

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

Country: United States of America

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by: Terence Fisher

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

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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    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
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    Events

  • First Grammy Awards: Perry Como and Ella Fitzgerald win.
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (JB).
  • The 1st Grammy Awards are held.

TV Series

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

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

Lili

Directed by: Charles Walters

Border Patrol

Directed by: Steven Rosenbaum

Wrestling at the Chase

Alistair McHarg Requests the Pleasure of Your Company

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Books

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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

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.

Twixt Twelve And Twenty

By: Pat Boone

Vintage paperback

The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot

By: Angus Wilson

Meg Eliot is the wife of a successful barrister and with that comes a lovely home in Westminster, cocktail parties and a round of charity committees.

The American High School Today

By: James B. Conant

American High School Today (Carnegie Series in American Education)


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