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Wednesday 18 March 1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 18, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Luc Besson and Irene Cara. 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 The American High School Today by James B. Conant was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lili.
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What the sky looked like on 18 March 1959

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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

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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

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Some Like It Hot

Directed by: Billy Wilder

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

Country: United States

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Rio Bravo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

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

Country: United States

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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:
  • Saint Edward (d.978)
  • Aruba - Flag Day (1976)
  • Ancient Latvia - Bindus Diena
  • Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (d.386)
  • Saint Alexander of Jerusalem
Famous Birthdays:
  • Luc Besson: French director of "The Big Blue," the story of Jacques Mayol, a champion skin-diver nicknamed the "human dolphin.
  • Irene Cara: American entertainer, an accomplished singer, actress and composer with an 18-year career by age 25.
  • Irene Cara in Bronx: New York City, New York, USA; actress/singer (Fame, DC Cab, Certain Fury).
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Facts:
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 18, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The American High School Today

By: James B. Conant

American High School Today (Carnegie Series in American Education)

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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

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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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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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