Saturday July 11, 1959

US date format: 7/11/1959, UK date format: 11/7/1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 11, 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 Richie Sambora and Suzanne Vega. In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton. In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. Holiday for Lovers, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Status Seekers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
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Movies

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Holiday for Lovers

Holiday for Lovers

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: Clifton Webb, Jane Wyman, Jill St. John, Carol Lynley

Bobbikins

Bobbikins

Directed by: Robert Day

Starring: Shirley Jones, Max Bygraves, Billie Whitelaw, Barbara Shelley

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Starring: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore

Country: United States of America

The Mouse That Roared

The Mouse That Roared

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell, David Kossoff

Country: United States of America

A Hole in the Head

A Hole in the Head

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Carolyn Jones

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Heidi

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

The Ken Dodd Show

The Ken Dodd Show

The Advisor's Mystery Theater

The Advisor's Mystery Theater

The Naked Lady

The Naked Lady

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Table rase

Magazine Covers

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Books

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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."

The Watch That Ends The Night by Hugh MacLennan

The Watch That Ends The Night

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George and Catherine Stewart share not only the burden of Catherine's heart disease, which could cause her death at any time, but the memory of Jerome Martell, her first husband and

Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden

Only In America

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Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

What We Must Know About Communism by Harry and Bonaro Overstreet

What We Must Know About Communism

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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.

The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

The Ugly American

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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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