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Monday 8 June 1959

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emmanuel Bex and Mohsen Kadivar. In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton. In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Horse Soldiers, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while How I Turned $1,000 Into A Million In Real Estate -- In My Spare Time by William Nickerson was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

Manhunt

Starring: Victor Jory, Patrick McVey

Country: United States

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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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Rawhide

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Horse Soldiers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers

Country: United States

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They Came to Cordura

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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Imitation of Life

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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Gidget

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Starring: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson

Country: United States

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Compulsion

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 June 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Sabinianus, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Puy]
  • World Ocean Day.
  • Saint Audomar, bishop of ThTrouanne, confessor (Translation day)
  • Saint Elphege, bishop, martyr (Translation day)
  • Saint Marius, hermit [GTZ: Clermont]
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Facts:
  • 1st official missile mail lands (Jacksonville, Florida)
  • First official "missile mail" lands (Jacksonville, Florida, USA).
  • X-15 makes first unpowered flight, from a B-52 at 11,500m.
  • The USS Barbero and United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in June 1959?

  • Life: The Nuns Story
  • Time: Indiana's Charles Abraham Halleck, minority leader of the House of Representatives
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7618

Books

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

How I Turned $1,000 Into A Million In Real Estate -- In My Spare Time

By: William Nickerson

Probably the most famous book ever written on making money in Real Estate. Twenty years since "HOW I TURNED $1,000 INTO ONE MILLION IN REAL ESTATE IN MY SPARE TIME"

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The Years With Ross

By: James Thurber

At the helm of America's most influential literary magazine for more than half a century, Harold Ross introduced the country to a host of exciting talent, including Robert Benchley, Alexander Woolcott,

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The Watch That Ends The Night

By: Hugh MacLennan

George and Catherine Stewart share not only the burden of Catherine's heart disease, which could cause her death at any time, but the memory of Jerome Martell, her first husband and

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The Status Seekers

By: Vance Packard

"An explosive exploration of class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, your community, and your future."

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