Wednesday December 09, 1959

US date format: 12/9/1959, UK date format: 9/12/1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 9, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Mario Cantone and Bianca Berlinguer. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits. Suddenly, Last Summer, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Station Wagon In Spain by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Showtime.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Anti-Corruption Day [1]
  • Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
  • Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
  • Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
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Suddenly, Last Summer

Suddenly, Last Summer

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

Country: United States of America

On the Beach

On the Beach

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Country: United States of America

The Cow and I

The Cow and I

Directed by: Henri Verneuil

Starring: Fernandel, Pierre-Louis, Ellen Schwiers, Ingeborg Schöner

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker

Country: United States of America

The Purple Gang

The Purple Gang

Directed by: Frank McDonald

Starring: Barry Sullivan, Robert Blake, Elaine Edwards, Marc Cavell

TV Series

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Showtime

Showtime

Directed by: Tom Dey

Shotgun Slade

Shotgun Slade

Spotlight

Spotlight

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Five Fingers

Five Fingers

Directed by: Kevin Barker

The Dennis O'Keefe Show

The Dennis O'Keefe Show

Directed by: Abby Berlin

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Books

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Station Wagon In Spain by Frances Parkinson Keyes

Station Wagon In Spain

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Station Wagon in Spain, 1959 BCE, by Francis Parkinson Keyes. Hardcover with dust jacket, 224 pages, published by Farrar, Straus & Cudahy.

The Status Seekers by Vance Packard

The Status Seekers

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

Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell

Dear And Glorious Physician

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The world-famous novel about the triumphant story of St. Luke. Man of science, and Gospel writer. Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, …

The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan

The Longest Day

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The classic account of the Allied invasion of Normandy.The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history.

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Advise And Consent


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