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Friday 16 January 1959

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 16, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sade Adu and Juanita Bynum. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. Sleeping Beauty, directed by Clyde Geronimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Mountain Is Young by Han Suyin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Third Man.
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What the sky looked like on 16 January 1959

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Movies

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Sleeping Beauty

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Country: United States

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The Trap

Directed by: Norman Panama

Starring: Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Tina Louise, Earl Holliman

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The Last Blitzkrieg

Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss

Starring: Van Johnson, Kerwin Mathews, Dick York, Larry Storch

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Room at the Top

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

Country: United States

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Escort West

Directed by: Francis D. Lyon

Starring: Victor Mature, Elaine Stewart, Faith Domergue, Reba Waters

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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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Championship Bridge with Charles Goren

Starring: Charles Goren, Alex Dreier

Country: United States

The Last Chronicle of Barset

Fim de Semana no Campo

Tak-Tik

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 16, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Mountain Is Young

By: Han Suyin

Abandoning her passionless marriage to colonial civil servant, John Ford, Ann journeys to Kathmandu in a voyage of self-discovery and spiritual awakening.

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The Three Edwards

By: Thomas B. Costain

THE THREE EDWARDS, third in Thomas B. Costain's survey of Britain under the Plantagenets, covers the years between 1272 and 1377 when three Edwards ruled England.

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The King Must Die

By: Mary Renault

The story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from these pages as a clearly defined personality; brave, aggressive and quick.

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Anatomy of a Murder

By: Robert Traver

First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film.

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