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Tuesday 17 February 1959

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 17, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Richard Karn in Seattle and Daniel Ray. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price. In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits. The Hangman, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Coming Of The New Deal by Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me.
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What the sky looked like on 17 February 1959

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Movies

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The Hangman

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Robert Taylor, Tina Louise, Fess Parker, Jack Lord

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Up Periscope

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Andra Martin, Alan Hale Jr.

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No Name on the Bullet

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Joan Evans, Virginia Grey

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Ride Lonesome

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

Starring: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best

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The Journey

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards, Robert Morley

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

Directed by: Hardy Martins

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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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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Daniel Ray: "Danny" Ainge; basketball and football star.
  • Richard Karn in Seattle: Washington, USA; actor (Al - Home Improvement).
  • Neil Lomax: American football player.
  • Aryeh Deri: Israeli politician, and the former and current leader of the Mizrahi Israeli political party Shas.
  • Rowdy Gaines: US swimmer (1984 Olympics - 3 Gold Medals).
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Facts:
  • 1st weather satellite launched, Vanguard 2, 9.8 kg
  • First weather satellite launched, Vanguard 2, 9.8kg.
  • Project Vanguard: Vanguard 2 : The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution.
  • The United States launches the Vanguard II weather satellite.
  • Jesús Sosa Blanco, a colonel in the Cuban army of Fulgencio Batista, is executed in Cuba after being convicted of committing 108 murders for Batista.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 17, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The Coming Of The New Deal

By: Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.

Volume Two in Schlesinger's Age of Roosevelt series, this book describes Roosevelt's first tumultuous years in the White House.

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Nautilus 90 North

By: William R. Anderson

The commander of the first transpolar submarine voyage from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic relates the excitement and tension of the journey as the Nautilus approached the North Pole

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Around The World With Auntie Mame

By: Patrick Dennis

Encore, Encore! The brilliant sequel to the smash bestseller Auntie Mame is back and the reviews are in . . .

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The Devil In Bucks County

By: Edmund Schiddel

Front cover,The Devil In Bucks County, Simon and Schuster, New York , 1959

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