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Sunday 8 March 1959

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 8, 1959). 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. Some Like It Hot, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Border Patrol.
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What the sky looked like on 8 March 1959

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Movies

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Some Like It Hot

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Country: United States

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Rio Bravo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

Country: United States

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The Diary of Anne Frank

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer

Country: United States

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Alias Jesse James

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Starring: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, Gloria Talbott

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Green Mansions

Directed by: Mel Ferrer

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins, Lee J. Cobb, Sessue Hayakawa

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TV Series

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Border Patrol

Directed by: Steven Rosenbaum

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Historical Events

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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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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 08, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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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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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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Mine Enemy Grows Older

By: Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

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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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