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Sunday 8 February 1959

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Henry Czerny and Ricardo Gallego. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters. In UK One Night / I Got Stung by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Sleeping Beauty, directed by Clyde Geronimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Third Man.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Sleeping Beauty

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 February 1959 ?

  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
  • Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
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What news were making the headlines those days in February 1959?

Life magazine
  • Life: Pat Boone
  • Time: Clockwise from top left: Wilbur Mills, Clarence Cannon, Howard W. Smith, Samuel Rayburn & John W
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7600


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

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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Nautilus 90 North

By: William R. Anderson

novel set on a submarine

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The Three Edwards

By: Thomas B. Costain

THE THREE EDWARDS, third in Thomas B. Costain's survey of Britain under the Plantagenets, covers the years between 1272 and 1377 when three Edwards ruled England.

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Kids Say The Darndest Things!

By: Art Linkletter

Almost 50 years since its first printing, this famous collection of children's wisdom and witticisms is now back in print in a facsimile edition to entertain a whole new generation.

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