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Thursday 6 August 1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 6, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pete Burns and Grant Aleksander. 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 The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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What the sky looked like on 6 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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Natürlich die Autofahrer

Directed by: Erich Engels

Starring: Heinz Erhardt, Maria Perschy, Erik Schumann, Ruth Stephan

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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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Holiday for Lovers

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: Clifton Webb, Jane Wyman, Jill St. John, Carol Lynley

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TV Series

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Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Die Muminfamilie

Blaulicht

Bozo the Clown

Gert and Daisy

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 August 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Jamaica - Independence Day
  • Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
  • St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
  • St. Juatus
  • St. Pastor
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Famous Deaths:
  • Preston Sturges: American filmmaker, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, composer, businessman and inventor.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 06, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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.

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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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The Great Imposter

By: Robert Crichton

This book is about the amazing careers of the most spectacular imposters of modern times.

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My Brother Was An Only Child

By: Jack Douglas

Book by Douglas, Jack

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