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Thursday 16 April 1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 16, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marc Madiot and Alex Hermant. 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

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Holidays:
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Blessed HervT of Tours
  • Saint Turibius
  • Saint Fructuosus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Marc Madiot: French road racing cyclist, a double winner of Paris–Roubaix (1985, 1991).
  • Alex Hermant: French storm chaser and author of the book, "Traqueur d'orages" (Storm Tracking).
  • Anne Kursinski: Equestrian show jumper (1996 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
  • Alison Ramsay: English-Scottish field hockey player and lawyer.
  • Thomas F. Wilson: Actor.
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Facts:
  • Party with Comden & Green opens at John Golden NYC for 44 performances
  • Datu Abdul Rozak inaugurated as premier of Malaysia federation.
  • New York Yankees unveil their first message scoreboard.

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Books

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Only In America

By: Harry Lewis Golden

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The First Easter

By: Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall's sermons proved him to be not only a devout man of God but also a stimulating, sparkling storyteller. In this beloved book, Catherine Marshall skillfully weaves a magnificent dramatic

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The Crown And The Cross

By: Frank G. Slaughter

Jonas and his master, Elam the Pharisee, cross paths with a poor couple on their way to Bethlehem. Elam cares only for his expensive clothes and a good night’s sleep, but

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What We Must Know About Communism

By: Harry and Bonaro Overstreet

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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