Thursday May 14, 1959

US date format: 5/14/1959, UK date format: 14/5/1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 14, 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 Patrick Bruel and Robert Greene (American author). In that special week of May people in US were listening to The Happy Organ by Dave Baby Cortez. In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Look Back in Anger, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Carthach the Younger
  • DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
  • Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
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Movies

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Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Mary Ure, Edith Evans

It Happened to Jane

It Happened to Jane

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Steve Forrest

The Wild and the Innocent

The Wild and the Innocent

Directed by: Jack Sher

Starring: Audie Murphy, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland, Jim Backus

The Young Philadelphians

The Young Philadelphians

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith, Brian Keith

King of the Wild Stallions

King of the Wild Stallions

Directed by: R.G. Springsteen

Starring: George Montgomery, Diane Brewster, Edgar Buchanan, Emile Meyer

TV Series

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Heidi

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

Lili

Lili

Directed by: Charles Walters

Border Patrol

Border Patrol

Directed by: Steven Rosenbaum

Wrestling at the Chase

Wrestling at the Chase

Russ Conway

Russ Conway

Days to next May 14

If May 14, 1959 is your birthday you're 61 years, 2 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden

Only In America

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Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

From The Terrace by John O'Hara

From The Terrace

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Chronicles the events of Alfred Eaton's life against his successful career in MacHardie and Company and the Department of the Navy

Elizabeth The Great by Elizabeth Jenkins

Elizabeth The Great

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A revealing study of the Queen and her court--their daily lives, concerns, topics of conversation, meals, living condition, travels, successes and failures--that places them firmly within the historical context of 16th

Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

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Mine Enemy Grows Older

The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson

The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot

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Meg Eliot is the wife of a successful barrister and with that comes a lovely home in Westminster, cocktail parties and a round of charity committees.


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