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Friday 17 July 1959

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 17, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Janet Lynn Kavandi and Suzanne Azar. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Lonely Boy by Paul Anka. In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. Blue Denim, directed by Philip Dunne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Elizabeth The Great by Elizabeth Jenkins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 17 July 1959

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Movies

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Blue Denim

Directed by: Philip Dunne

Starring: Carol Lynley, Brandon De Wilde, Macdonald Carey, Marsha Hunt

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The Tingler

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts

Country: United States

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Return of the Fly

Directed by: Edward Bernds

Starring: Vincent Price, Brett Halsey, David Frankham, John Sutton

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Holiday for Lovers

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: Clifton Webb, Jane Wyman, Jill St. John, Carol Lynley

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Bobbikins

Directed by: Robert Day

Starring: Shirley Jones, Max Bygraves, Billie Whitelaw, Barbara Shelley

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TV Series

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Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Wonderful World

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
Famous Birthdays:
  • Janet Lynn Kavandi: Springfield, Missouri -- PhD / Astronaut (sk:STS 91).
  • Suzanne Azar: American tragic news figure, the wife of David and mother of Geneva.
  • Pola Uddin: Baroness Uddin Bangladeshi-English politician.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Billie Holiday: American blues and jazz singer nicknamed "Lady Day,” whose incomparable voice was the essence of jazz.
  • Henri Pourrat: French writer and anthropologist who collected the oral literature of the Auvergne.
Facts:
  • 2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis
  • River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)
  • Dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old).
  • Tibet abolishes serfdom.
  • The first skull of Australopithecus is discovered by Louis Leakey and his wife Mary Leakey in the Olduvai Gorge of Tanzania.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 17, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Elizabeth The Great

By: Elizabeth Jenkins

A revealing study of the Queen and her court--their daily lives, concerns, topics of conversation, meals, living condition, travels, successes and failures--that places them firmly within the historical context of 16th

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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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