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Tuesday 16 June 1959

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Warrior (wrestler) and Desiree Rogers. In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton. In UK Roulette by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. Wild Strawberries, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Wild Strawberries

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Victor Sjstrm, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin

Country: United States

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The Nun's Story

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans

Country: United States

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The Horse Soldiers

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers

Country: United States

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They Came to Cordura

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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Imitation of Life

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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Starring: Victor Jory, Patrick McVey

Country: United States

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The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

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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Jazz Casual

Starring: Ralph J. Gleason

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 June 1959 ?

  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement
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Famous Deaths:
  • George Reeves: Actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), shoots self at 45.

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Life magazine


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

Folk Medicine

By: Deforest Clinton Jarvis

In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

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Only In America

By: Harry Lewis Golden

Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

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The Years With Ross

By: James Thurber

At the helm of America's most influential literary magazine for more than half a century, Harold Ross introduced the country to a host of exciting talent, including Robert Benchley, Alexander Woolcott,

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Nine Coaches Waiting

By: Mary Stewart

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.

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