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Thursday 7 May 1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 7, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael E Knight and Robin L Freeman in Saint Charles. 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 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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Movies

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The Young Philadelphians

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

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

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King of the Wild Stallions

Directed by: R.G. Springsteen

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

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Invisible Invaders

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

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

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by: Terence Fisher

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

Country: United States

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The World of Apu

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Lili

Directed by: Charles Walters

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Border Patrol

Directed by: Steven Rosenbaum

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 May 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - National Masturbation Day (Declared by Good_Vibrations_(sex_toy_business)) Now in its 11th year - [1][2][3][4][5]
  • Blessed Gisela (died 1060)
  • Saint Domitian of Huy, apostle of the Meuse valley
  • Bulgaria - Radio and Television Day (see above)
  • Russia - Radio Day (commemorating the work of Alexander Popov)
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 07, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1959 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
  2. That's Why (I Love You So) - Jackie Wilson
  3. Chuck Berry - Almost Grown
  4. Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
  5. The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me
  6. So Fine - The Fiestas
  7. Pink Shoe Laces - Dodie Stevens
  8. The Happy Organ - Dave "Baby" Cortez
  9. Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day)? - Lloyd Price
  10. The Skyliners - Since I Don't Have You
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight - Elvis Presley
  2. Buddy Holly - It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  3. Russ Conway - Side Saddle
  4. Marty Wilde - Donna
  5. Ricky Nelson - It's Late

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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Elizabeth The Great

By: Elizabeth Jenkins

A revealing study of the Queen and her court--their daily lives, concerns, topics of conversation, meals, living condition, travels, successes and failures--that places them firmly within the historical context of 16th

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Mine Enemy Grows Older

By: Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

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Nine Coaches Waiting

By: Mary Stewart

A governess in a French château encounters an apparent plot against her young charge's life in this unforgettably haunting and beautifully written suspense novel.

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