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Saturday 13 June 1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Boyko Borisov and Maurice Dantec. In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton. In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Nun's Story, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

Manhunt

Starring: Victor Jory, Patrick McVey

Country: United States

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The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Rawhide

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Country: United States

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Jazz Casual

Starring: Ralph J. Gleason

Country: United States

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The Soupy Sales Show

Starring: Soupy Sales, Clyde Adler, Frank Nastasi, Maureen Bailey

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Nun's Story

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans

Country: United States

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The Horse Soldiers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers

Country: United States

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They Came to Cordura

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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Imitation of Life

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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Gidget

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Starring: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 June 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Ragnobert, martyr [GTZ: Lyon]
  • Saint Valericus, bishop [WTS (Bruges)]
  • Roman Empire ? Quinquatrus Minusculae held in honor of Minerva
  • Roman Empire ? seventh day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
  • USA ? World Children's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Boyko Borisov: Bulgarian politician.
  • Maurice Dantec: French science fiction writer and musician, who lives in Montréal and is a naturalized Canadian citizen.
  • Timothy Devlin: Irish politician, a Member of Parliament returned at General Election 6/11/1987.
  • Mike Smith: English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (Born 1943).
  • Boyko Borissov: Bulgarian footballer and politician 50th Prime Minister of Bulgaria.
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Facts:
  • Sammy Kaye Show, last airs on ABC-TV
  • 59th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 282 at Winged Foot Golf Club - New York
  • 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in June 1959?

  • Life: The Nuns Story
  • Time: Indiana's Charles Abraham Halleck, minority leader of the House of Representatives
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7618

Books

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

Mine Enemy Grows Older

By: Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

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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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My Brother Was An Only Child

By: Jack Douglas

" I predict it will be the funniest and maddest and most quoted book of the year." -- Jack Paar

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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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