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Wednesday 7 January 1959, Orthodox Christmas

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anne Balsamo and Jon Larsen. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, 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 Rawhide.
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TV Series

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

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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Pursuit

Starring: Robert Alda, Warner Anderson, Lew Ayres, Jimmy Baird

Country: United States

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Cimarron City

Starring: George Montgomery, John Smith, Audrey Totter, Dan Blocker

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Bell Book and Candle

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon

Country: United States

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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer

Country: United States

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Some Came Running

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine

Country: United States

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A Night to Remember

Directed by: Roy Baker

Starring: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres

Country: United States

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The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, Curd Jrgens

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 January 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
  • Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
  • European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Anne Balsamo: American author and academic.
  • Jon Larsen: Norwegian guitarist and songwriter (Hot Club de Norvège).
  • Ross Norman: New Zealand-English squash player.
  • Angela Smith: Baroness Smith of Basildon English accountant and politician.
  • Kathy Valentine: American bass player and songwriter (The Go-Go's).
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Facts:
  • The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1959?

  • Life: AntiUS Chinese
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Charles DeGaulle, Man of the Year -- Jan. 5, 1959
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7596

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 King Must Die

By: Mary Renault

The story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from these pages as a clearly defined personality; brave, aggressive and quick.

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Hawaii

By: James A. Michener

Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener brings Hawaii’s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in 1959.

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The Affluent Society

By: John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth Galbraith's classic investigation of private wealth and public poverty in postwar America With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith gets at the heart of

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