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Thursday 8 January 1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 8, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Duk Koo Kim and Michael Harwood in Sydney. 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. Room at the Top, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Third Man.
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What the sky looked like on 8 January 1959

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Movies

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Room at the Top

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

Country: United States

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Escort West

Directed by: Francis D. Lyon

Starring: Victor Mature, Elaine Stewart, Faith Domergue, Reba Waters

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Operation Amsterdam

Directed by: Michael McCarthy

Starring: Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Tony Britton, Alexander Knox

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The Last Hurrah

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

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Panda and the Magic Serpent

Directed by: Taiji Yabushita

Starring: Hisaya Morishige, Mariko Miyagi, Virginia Blackman, Lisa Lu

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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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The Untouchables

Starring: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 January 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
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Facts:
  • Charles De Gaulle is inaugurated as the first president of the French Fifth Republic.
  • Caves of Nerja are discovered in Spain.
  • Motown Records founded by Berry Gordy, Jr.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 08, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

By: D.H. Lawrence

Lyric and sensual, D.H. Lawrence's last novel is one of the major works of fiction of the twentieth century. Filled with scenes of intimate beauty, explores the emotions of a

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Women And Thomas Harrow

By: John P. Marquand

Bright, clean and fresh, this vintage paperback has light wear from reading and a little tanning from age. No markings, very nice overall. Our Family will pack this book carefully in a bubble wrap envelope.

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Exodus

By: Leon Uris

Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon--the towering novel of the twentieth century's most dramatic geopolitical event. Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies--the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. Here

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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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