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Wednesday 5 August 1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 5, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pete Burns and Pat Smear. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Lonely Boy by Paul Anka. In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits. The Crimson Kimono, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blaulicht.
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What the sky looked like on 5 August 1959

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Movies

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The Crimson Kimono

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta, Anna Lee

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But Not for Me

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer, Lee J. Cobb

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They Came to Cordura

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, Tab Hunter

Country: United States

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It Started with a Kiss

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds, Eva Gabor, Gustavo Rojo

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Alle Tage ist kein Sonntag

Directed by: Helmut Weiss

Starring: Elisabeth Müller, Paul Hubschmid, Dietmar Schönherr, Jochen Hanke

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TV Series

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

Blaulicht

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Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Die Muminfamilie

Bozo the Clown

Gert and Daisy

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Pete Burns: rocker (Dead or Alive - "Spin Me Round").
  • Pat Smear: American guitarist and songwriter (Nirvana Foo Fighters Germs and Adolescents).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Edgar Guest: English-American poet and author (d. 1959).
Facts:
  • 42.4 cm rainfall in Decatur Co, Iowa (state record)
  • Chicago Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (Canadian Football League) 55-26 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 05, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Mine Enemy Grows Older

By: Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

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The Art Of Llewellyn Jones

By: Paul Hyde Bonner

1962 paperback

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The Status Seekers

By: Vance Packard

"An explosive exploration of class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, your community, and your future."

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Folk Medicine

By: Deforest Clinton Jarvis

In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

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