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Wednesday 17 June 1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 17, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Thierry Brac de la Perrière and Adrie van der Poel. 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. North by Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Watch That Ends The Night by Hugh MacLennan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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What the sky looked like on 17 June 1959

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

North by Northwest

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Country: United States

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Anatomy of a Murder

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

Country: United States

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Goliath and the Barbarians

Directed by: Carlo Campogalliani

Starring: Steve Reeves, Chelo Alonso, Bruce Cabot, Giulia Rubini

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea

Country: United States

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Shake Hands with the Devil

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter, Glynis Johns

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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Lili

Directed by: Charles Walters

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Mr. Squiggle and Friends

Starring: Norman Hetherington, Jane Fennell, Terry Dowling, Ian McLean

Country: Australia

21 Beacon Street

The Hector Heathcote Show

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Abdul Mouse: Indonesian nationalist foreman / author, dies at about 68.
Facts:
  • Eamon de Valera elected President of Ireland

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 17, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Watch That Ends The Night

By: Hugh MacLennan

George and Catherine Stewart share not only the burden of Catherine's heart disease, which could cause her death at any time, but the memory of Jerome Martell, her first husband and

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Dear And Glorious Physician

By: Taylor Caldwell

The world-famous novel about the triumphant story of St. Luke. Man of science, and Gospel writer. Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, ...

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Command The Morning

By: Pearl S. Buck

Command the Morning-Atomic scientist and the development of the atom bomb

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The Light Infantry Ball

By: Hamilton Basso

The Light Infantry Ball, 1959 1st Edition, by Hamilton Basso. Hardcover with dust jacket, 476 pages, published by Doubleday & Company.

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