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Wednesday 15 April 1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 15, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emma Thompson and Fruit Chan. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. The World of Apu, directed by Satyajit Ray, 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 Lili.
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Movies

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The World of Apu

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Country: United States

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The Young Land

Directed by: Ted Tetzlaff

Starring: Patrick Wayne, Yvonne Craig, Dennis Hopper, Dan O'Herlihy

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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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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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Markham

Starring: Ray Milland

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 April 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Petrus Gonzalez
  • In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
  • Father Damien Day ? celebrated annually in Hawai'i.
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Facts:
  • Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour.
  • US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles resigns.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 15, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Only In America

By: Harry Lewis Golden

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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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Folk Medicine

By: Deforest Clinton Jarvis

In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

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The Watch That Ends The Night

By: Hugh MacLennan

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

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