Tuesday 17 March 1959, St. Patrick's Day

US date format: 3/17/1959, UK date format: 17/3/1959

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 17, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Danny Ainge and Flavor Flav. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon. In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits. Compulsion, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Wedemeyer Reports! by General Albert C. Wedemeyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lili.
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Movies

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Compulsion

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi, Bradford Dillman

Country: United States of America

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Pete Kelly's Blues

Directed by: Jack Webb

Starring: Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Edmond O'Brien, Peggy Lee

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Al Capone

Directed by: Richard Wilson

Starring: Rod Steiger, Martin Balsam, Fay Spain, James Gregory

Country: United States of America

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Some Like It Hot

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Country: United States of America

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Rio Bravo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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

Lili

Directed by: Charles Walters

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Border Patrol

Directed by: Steven Rosenbaum

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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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The Jimmie Rodgers Show

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
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Facts:
  • Australia and the USSR restore diplomatic relations
  • Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India

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Books

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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 powers.

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The Ugly American

By: William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

The multi-million-copy bestseller that coined the phrase for tragic American blunders abroad. In the episode that lends the book its title, the "ugly American" is Homer Atkins, a plain and plain-spoken man, who has been sent by the U.S.

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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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Henderson The Rain King

By: Saul Bellow

"It blazes as fiercly and scintillatingly as a forest fire. There is life here; a great rage to live more fully.

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