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Wednesday 6 May 1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kate Collins in Boston and Eric D. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Markham.
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TV Series

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

Manhunt

Starring: Victor Jory, Patrick McVey

Country: United States

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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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Rawhide

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Country: United States

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Jazz Casual

Starring: Ralph J. Gleason

Country: United States

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The Soupy Sales Show

Starring: Soupy Sales, Clyde Adler, Frank Nastasi, Maureen Bailey

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Imitation of Life

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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Gidget

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Starring: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson

Country: United States

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Warlock

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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Compulsion

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi

Country: United States

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Room at the Top

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 May 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Justus
  • Sinaites of Serbia
  • New Martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesus (d. 1803)
  • Seraphim the Struggler of Mt. Domvu
  • Micah of Radonezh
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kate Collins in Boston: Massachusetts, USA; actress (Natalie Hunter - All My Children).
  • Eric D: Fingerhut; American politician (Representative-Democrat-Ohio).
  • Scott Hood in Seattle: Washington, USA; Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Montana Open-second).
  • Renaud Muselier: French politician, who served as Conseiller général ("counsellor") of the département of Bouches-du-Rhône (1992, 1993-1995), Député ("MP") of Bouches-du-Rhône (1993), and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (2002).
  • Andreas Busse: German runner.
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Facts:
  • Iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships.
  • In Hollywood, California, the 11th Annual Emmy Awards are presented, hosted by Raymond Burr. Best Comedy Series: The Jack Benny Program

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Books

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Only In America

By: Harry Lewis Golden

Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

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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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Mine Enemy Grows Older

By: Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

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Pioneer, Go Home!

By: Richard Powell

This 50th anniversary edition restores Richard Powell s uproarious 1959 New York Times bestselling novel and includes a new preface by the author.

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