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Tuesday 18 August 1959

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Winona La Duke and Dorothy LeBlond. In that special week of August people in US were listening to A Big Hunk O' Love by Elvis Presley. In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits. The Tingler, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Image Of America by Richard Bruckberger was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

Oh Boy!

Starring: Marty Wilde, Hank B. Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris

Oh Boy!

Starring: Marty Wilde, Hank B. Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Juke Box Jury

Starring: David Jacobs

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Squiggle and Friends

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

Country: Australia

Markham

Starring: Ray Milland

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Tingler

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman

Country: United States

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Last Train from Gun Hill

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones

Country: United States

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Plan 9 from Outer Space

Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Starring: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon

Country: United States

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North by Northwest

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

Country: United States

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A Hole in the Head

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 August 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • Winona La Duke: American writer and activist for American Indian rights.
  • Dorothy LeBlond: American noted family, the fifth and youngest child of Barbara and George Bush.
  • Tom Prichard: American wrestler and trainer.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1959?

  • Time: Hassi Messaoud, location of the great French oil rush of 1959
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7628
  • Life: The Nixons in the USSR

Books

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

Image Of America

By: Richard Bruckberger

"Either America is the hope of the world, or it is nothing. Th ere are those who have begun to despair of the West.

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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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Folk Medicine

By: Deforest Clinton Jarvis

In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

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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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