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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 Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Garry Halliday.
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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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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 March 1959 ?

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

Anatomy of a Murder

By: Robert Traver

First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film.

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What We Must Know About Communism

By: Harry and Bonaro Overstreet

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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Breakfast At Tiffany'S

By: Truman Capote

In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape.

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Beloved Infidel

By: Sheilah Graham and Gerold Frank

Autobiography, love story, and literary history, this classic memoir is "the very best portrait of F. Scott Fitzgerald that has yet been put into print".

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