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Saturday 11 April 1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ana Maria Polo and Aleandro Baldi. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon. In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. Warlock, directed by Edward Dmytryk, 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 Lili.
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Movies

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

Warlock

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone

Country: United States

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Sapphire

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig, Paul Massie

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Westbound

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

Starring: Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele, Michael Dante

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The Naked Venus

Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer

Starring: Patricia Conelle, Don Roberts, Arianne Ulmer, Wynn Gregory

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Count Your Blessings

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Rossano Brazzi, Maurice Chevalier, Martin Stephens

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TV Series

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

Lili

Directed by: Charles Walters

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Border Patrol

Directed by: Steven Rosenbaum

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A Ponte de Waterloo

Manhunt

Starring: Victor Jory, Patrick McVey

Country: United States

The Lawless Years

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 April 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Stanislas
  • Juan Santamarfa Day, anniversary of his death in the Battle of Rivas (State holiday in Costa Rica).
  • Saint Godeberta
  • Saint Gemma of Lucca
  • The Feast Day of Martyr Antipas in the Greek Orthodox Church.
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Facts:
  • Jamaica closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 558 performances
  • Dodger pitcher Don Drysdale hits his 2nd Opening Day HR
  • Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Lockheed factory

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Books

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

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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Wedemeyer Reports!

By: General Albert C. Wedemeyer

As the chief planner for General Marshall, and co-author of the Victory Plan, General Wedemeyer had a truly significant hand in shaping and directing the Allied War effort against the Fascist

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Mine Enemy Grows Older

By: Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

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Pioneer, Go Home!

By: Richard Powell

This 50th anniversary edition restores Richard Powell s uproarious 1959 New York Times bestselling novel and includes a new preface by the author.

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