Saturday August 15, 1959

US date format: 8/15/1959, UK date format: 15/8/1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 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 Arne Sierens and Scott Altman. In that special week of August people in US were listening to A Big Hunk O' Love by Elvis Presley. In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits. The Crimson Kimono, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Light Infantry Ball by Hamilton Basso was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blaulicht.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
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Events

  • Cyprus gains independence.
  • The Hebgen Lake Earthquake in southwest Montana kills 28.
  • Columbia Records releases Miles Davis' groundbreaking album, ''Kind of Blue''.

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Movies

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The Crimson Kimono

The Crimson Kimono

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta, Anna Lee

But Not for Me

But Not for Me

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer, Lee J. Cobb

They Came to Cordura

They Came to Cordura

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, Tab Hunter

Country: United States of America

It Started with a Kiss

It Started with a Kiss

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds, Eva Gabor, Gustavo Rojo

Alle Tage ist kein Sonntag

Alle Tage ist kein Sonntag

Directed by: Helmut Weiss

Starring: Elisabeth Müller, Paul Hubschmid, Dietmar Schönherr, Jochen Hanke

TV Series

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Blaulicht

Blaulicht

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

The History of Mr. Polly

The History of Mr. Polly

Sweet and Low

Sweet and Low

Call Me Sam

Call Me Sam

Days to next August 15

If August 15, 1959 is your birthday you're 60 years, 11 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Light Infantry Ball by Hamilton Basso

The Light Infantry Ball

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The Light Infantry Ball, 1959 1st Edition, by Hamilton Basso. Hardcover with dust jacket, 476 pages, published by Doubleday & Company.

Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden

Only In America

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Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone

Twixt Twelve And Twenty

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Vintage paperback

Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart

Nine Coaches Waiting

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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.

The Great Imposter by Robert Crichton

The Great Imposter

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This book is about the amazing careers of the most spectacular imposters of modern times.


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