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Saturday 8 August 1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ronald Weigel and Christophe Chantepy. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Lonely Boy by Paul Anka. In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. The Tingler, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Oh Boy!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Oh Boy!

Starring: Marty Wilde, Hank B. Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris

Oh Boy!

Starring: Marty Wilde, Hank B. Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Juke Box Jury

Starring: David Jacobs

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Squiggle and Friends

Starring: Norman Hetherington, Jane Fennell, Terry Dowling, Ian McLean

Country: Australia

Markham

Starring: Ray Milland

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Tingler

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman

Country: United States

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Last Train from Gun Hill

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones

Country: United States

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Plan 9 from Outer Space

Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Starring: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon

Country: United States

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North by Northwest

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

Country: United States

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A Hole in the Head

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ronald Weigel: German DR speed walker (5 km indoor).
  • Christophe Chantepy: French senior government official, who served as Director of the Cabinet of the French Prime Minister from 15 May 2012 to 31 March 2014.
  • Caroline Ansink: Dutch flute player composer and educator.
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Facts:
  • A flood in Taiwan kills 2,000.

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Books

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

Twixt Twelve And Twenty

By: Pat Boone

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The House Of Intellect

By: Jacques Barzun

House Of Intellect, The, by Barzun, Jacques

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Image Of America

By: Richard Bruckberger

"Either America is the hope of the world, or it is nothing. Th ere are those who have begun to despair of the West.

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Folk Medicine

By: Deforest Clinton Jarvis

In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

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