Wednesday February 18, 1959

US date format: 2/18/1959, UK date format: 18/2/1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 18, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jayne Atkinson and Alexandre Djouhri. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price. In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits. The Hangman, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me.
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The Hangman

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Robert Taylor, Tina Louise, Fess Parker, Jack Lord

Up Periscope

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Andra Martin, Alan Hale Jr.

No Name on the Bullet

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Joan Evans, Virginia Grey

Ride Lonesome

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

Starring: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best

The Journey

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards, Robert Morley

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

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  • Independence Day in The Gambia (1965)

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

Directed by: Hardy Martins

The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Tetsuwan Atomu

O Guarani

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

The Affluent Society

By: John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth Galbraith's classic investigation of private wealth and public poverty in postwar America With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith gets at the heart of

Main Street, U.S.S.R.

By: Irving R. Levine


The Coming Of The New Deal

By: Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.

Volume Two in Schlesinger's Age of Roosevelt series, this book describes Roosevelt's first tumultuous years in the White House.

Only In America

By: Harry Lewis Golden

Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

The Three Edwards

By: Thomas B. Costain

THE THREE EDWARDS, third in Thomas B. Costain's survey of Britain under the Plantagenets, covers the years between 1272 and 1377 when three Edwards ruled England.

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