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Sunday 15 March 1959

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eliot Teltscher and Harold Baines in Easton. 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. The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Garry Halliday.
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TV Series

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

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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Pursuit

Starring: Robert Alda, Warner Anderson, Lew Ayres, Jimmy Baird

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Diary of Anne Frank

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut

Country: United States

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Rio Bravo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson

Country: United States

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The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield, Henry Hull

Country: United States

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The Journey

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards

Country: United States

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House on Haunted Hill

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 March 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • International Day Against Police Brutality
  • Turkey buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio.
  • Blessed Arnicus of Averbode
  • For corporations in the United States that use the calendar year as their fiscal year, the date on which the corporation must file its corporate income tax return
  • Constitution Day in Belarus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Eliot Teltscher: California, United States -- Tennis player (US Davis Cup team).
  • Harold Baines in Easton: Maryland, USA; outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers).
  • Fabio Lanzoni: Italian-American model, a gorgeous 6'3", 225 lb hunk with turquoise eyes, honey colored long blond hair with a face that has launched a thousand romance novels and a chest to behold.
  • Renny Harlin: Finnish film maker, an expatriate to Hollywood to direct and produce films.
  • Fabio : Model.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lester Young: American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1959).
Facts:
  • WILX TV channel 10 in Lansing, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.
  • Robert Foster sets record by staying underwater 13 minutes 42.5 seconds.

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Books

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

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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The American High School Today

By: James B. Conant

American High School Today (Carnegie Series in American Education)

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The New Testament In Modern English

By: J.B. Phillips

An enduring scriptural treasure and a classic of Christian literature, this modern translation is a beautiful and true rendering of the New Testament.Written

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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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