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Friday 13 March 1959

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 13, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pascal Légitimus and Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon. In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits. Al Capone, directed by Richard Wilson, 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. On TV people were watching Border Patrol.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Al Capone

Directed by: Richard Wilson

Starring: Rod Steiger, Martin Balsam, Fay Spain, James Gregory

Country: United States

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Some Like It Hot

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Country: United States

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Rio Bravo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

Country: United States

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Imitation of Life

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

Country: United States

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The Diary of Anne Frank

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer

Country: United States

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

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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The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Shoestring Theatre


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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays:
  • Pascal Légitimus: French humorist and actor, son of an American theater seamstress of Armenian origin and born to an Antillean father, and grand-son of Martiniquais comedian Darling Légitimus.
  • Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio
  • Scanio Pecoraro: Italian politician, a Member of Parliament and minister in Amato's Government.
  • Kathy Hilton: socialite-Hilton Hotels, mother of Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton.
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Planetary positions on March 13, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1959 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Frankie Avalon - Venus
  2. Charlie Brown - The Coasters
  3. Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
  4. Ritchie Valens - Donna
  5. David Seville - Alvin's Harmonica
  6. The Bell Notes - I've Had It
  7. Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
  8. Petite Fleur (Little Flower) - Chris Barber's Jazz Band
  9. LaVern Baker - I Cried A Tear
  10. 16 Candles - The Crests
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
  2. LaVern Baker - I Cried A Tear
  3. Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
  4. Charlie Brown - The Coasters
  5. Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
  6. Pretty Girls Everywhere - Eugene Church and The Fellows
  7. 16 Candles - The Crests
  8. Try Me - James Brown And The Famous Flames
  9. (Night Time Is) The Right Time - Ray Charles with the Raylettes
  10. Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Teardrops On Your Letter


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

Mine Enemy Grows Older

By: Alexander King

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Nine Coaches Waiting

By: Mary Stewart

A governess in a French château encounters an apparent plot against her young charge's life in this unforgettably haunting and beautifully written suspense novel.

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The New Testament In Modern English

By: J.B. Phillips

Written in 1958, The New Testament in Modern English is one of the most dynamic and lively translations to ever appear in print. Phillips' rendering of Holy Scripture into contemporary English is accessible and powerful to a modern audience.

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The Proud Possessors

By: Aline B. Saarinen

The Proud Possessors: The lives, times and tastes of some adventurous [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 1958] SAARINEN,Aline B. ...

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