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Wednesday 8 April 1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 8, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alain Bondue and Paul Cox. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon. In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. Warlock, directed by Edward Dmytryk, 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 Lili.
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What the sky looked like on 8 April 1959

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Movies

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Warlock

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone

Country: United States

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Sapphire

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig, Paul Massie

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Westbound

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

Starring: Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele, Michael Dante

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The Naked Venus

Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer

Starring: Patricia Conelle, Don Roberts, Arianne Ulmer, Wynn Gregory

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Count Your Blessings

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Rossano Brazzi, Maurice Chevalier, Martin Stephens

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TV Series

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

Lili

Directed by: Charles Walters

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Border Patrol

Directed by: Steven Rosenbaum

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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

Directed by: Hardy Martins

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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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A Ponte de Waterloo

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 April 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
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Facts:
  • A team of computer manufacturers, users, and university people led by Grace Hopper meets to discuss the creation of a new programming language that would be called COBOL.
  • The Organization of American States drafts an agreement to create the Inter-American Development Bank.
  • The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is established.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 08, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Mine Enemy Grows Older

By: Alexander King

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The American High School Today

By: James B. Conant

American High School Today (Carnegie Series in American Education)

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From The Terrace

By: John O'Hara

Chronicles the events of Alfred Eaton's life against his successful career in MacHardie and Company and the Department of the Navy

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The Coming Of The New Deal

By: Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.

Volume Two in Schlesinger's Age of Roosevelt series, this book describes Roosevelt's first tumultuous years in the White House.

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