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Sunday 16 August 1959

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Laura Innes and Marc Sergeant. 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 Charley Weaver'S Letters From Mamma by Cliff Arquette was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blaulicht.
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What the sky looked like on 16 August 1959

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Movies

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The Crimson Kimono

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

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

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But Not for Me

Directed by: Walter Lang

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

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They Came to Cordura

Directed by: Robert Rossen

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

Country: United States

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It Started with a Kiss

Directed by: George Marshall

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

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Alle Tage ist kein Sonntag

Directed by: Helmut Weiss

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

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TV Series

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Blaulicht

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Call Me Sam

Sweet and Low

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Facts:
  • Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open
  • USSR introduces installment buying.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Charley Weaver'S Letters From Mamma

By: Cliff Arquette

From coast to coast more people are keeping their television sets on much later, more nights because of Cliff Arquette. A regular on NBC's "Jack Paar Show," Cliff's meteoric rise

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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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The Status Seekers

By: Vance Packard

"An explosive exploration of class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, your community, and your future."

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The Art Of Llewellyn Jones

By: Paul Hyde Bonner

1962 paperback

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