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Sunday 8 March 1959

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aidan Quinn and Brian McGee. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price. In UK Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters was in the top 5 hits. The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw, directed by Raoul Walsh, 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 Garry Halliday.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield, Henry Hull

Country: United States

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The Journey

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards

Country: United States

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House on Haunted Hill

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long

Country: United States

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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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What the sky looked like on 8 March 1959

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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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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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Pursuit

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 March 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Philemon (d. 305)
  • Albania, Romania - Mother's Day.
  • Catholicism Saint John of God.
  • Hudson's Birthday - The Second Coming Of Christmas.
  • Saint Humfried of Terwaan
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul, Iraq. Abdel Wahab Shawwaf, Iraqi Colonel/putschist, is murdered.
  • Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open.
  • The Marx Brothers make their last television appearance, in ''The Incredible Jewel Robbery''.

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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 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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The American High School Today

By: James B. Conant

American High School Today (Carnegie Series in American Education)

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Nine Coaches Waiting

By: Mary Stewart

A governess in a French château encounters an apparent plot against her young charge's life in this unforgettably haunting and beautifully written suspense novel.

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