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Tuesday 17 February 1959

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. 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 Main Street, U.S.S.R. by Irving R. Levine was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Star 1001 Ya.
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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

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Star 1001 Ya

Tetsuwan Atomu

O Guarani

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Anki... Tô... Eu

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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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Books

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Main Street, U.S.S.R.

By: Irving R. Levine

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Mine Enemy Grows Older

By: Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

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The Affluent Society

By: John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth Galbraith's classic investigation of private wealth and public poverty in postwar America With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith gets at the heart of

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Wedemeyer Reports!

By: General Albert C. Wedemeyer

As the chief planner for General Marshall, and co-author of the Victory Plan, General Wedemeyer had a truly significant hand in shaping and directing the Allied War effort against the Fascist

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