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Sunday 12 April 1959

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 12, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anna-Lena Brundin and Elissa Leeds in New York City. 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 What We Must Know About Communism by Harry and Bonaro Overstreet was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lili.
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What the sky looked like on 12 April 1959

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Movies

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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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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

Directed by: Hardy Martins

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A Ponte de Waterloo

Manhunt

Starring: Victor Jory, Patrick McVey

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 April 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
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Facts:
  • France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria
  • 13th Tony Awards: J B and Redhead win.
  • Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 12, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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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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Nautilus 90 North

By: William R. Anderson

The commander of the first transpolar submarine voyage from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic relates the excitement and tension of the journey as the Nautilus approached the North Pole

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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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The Devil In Bucks County

By: Edmund Schiddel

Front cover,The Devil In Bucks County, Simon and Schuster, New York , 1959

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