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Sunday 19 April 1959

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Beth Rosato and Cathy Nesbitt-Stein. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Manhunt.
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TV Series

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

Manhunt

Starring: Victor Jory, Patrick McVey

Country: United States

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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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Rawhide

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Country: United States

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Jazz Casual

Starring: Ralph J. Gleason

Country: United States

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The Soupy Sales Show

Starring: Soupy Sales, Clyde Adler, Frank Nastasi, Maureen Bailey

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Imitation of Life

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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Gidget

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Starring: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson

Country: United States

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Warlock

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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Compulsion

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi

Country: United States

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Room at the Top

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 April 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
  • Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
  • Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
  • Bicycle Day.
  • The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
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Facts:
  • Uprising in La Paz, Bolivia, fails.
  • Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.

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Books

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

The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot

By: Angus Wilson

Meg Eliot is the wife of a successful barrister and with that comes a lovely home in Westminster, cocktail parties and a round of charity committees.

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Only In America

By: Harry Lewis Golden

Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

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Nautilus 90 North

By: William R. Anderson

novel set on a submarine

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Anatomy of a Murder

By: Robert Traver

First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film.

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