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Saturday 17 January 1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Susanna Hoffs and Salome Kammer. 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. Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The King Must Die by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rawhide.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Bell Book and Candle

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon

Country: United States

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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer

Country: United States

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Some Came Running

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine

Country: United States

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A Night to Remember

Directed by: Roy Baker

Starring: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres

Country: United States

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The Inn of the Sixth Happiness

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, Curd Jrgens

Country: United States

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TV Series

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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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Starring: Robert Alda, Warner Anderson, Lew Ayres, Jimmy Baird

Country: United States

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Cimarron City

Starring: George Montgomery, John Smith, Audrey Totter, Dan Blocker

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
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  • Say, Darling closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances

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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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The Proud Possessors

By: Aline B. Saarinen

The Proud Possessors: The lives, times and tastes of some adventurous [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 1958] SAARINEN,Aline B. ...

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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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The Best Of Everything

By: Rona Jaffe

When Rona Jaffe’s superb page-turner was first published in 1958, it changed contemporary fiction forever. Some readers were shocked, but millions more were electrified when they saw themselves reflected in its story

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