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Wednesday 19 August 1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 19, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ricky Pierce and Nacer Meddah. 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. General Della Rovere, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Status Seekers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blaulicht.
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What the sky looked like on 19 August 1959

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Movies

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General Della Rovere

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli

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The Crimson Kimono

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta, Anna Lee

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But Not for Me

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer, Lee J. Cobb

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They Came to Cordura

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, Tab Hunter

Country: United States

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It Started with a Kiss

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds, Eva Gabor, Gustavo Rojo

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TV Series

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

Blaulicht

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Spy-Catcher

World of Giants

The Deputy Dawg Show

The Secret of Carrick House

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ricky Pierce: NBA guard / forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks).
  • Steve Grimmett: heavy metal rocker.
  • Nacer Meddah: French civil servant, who has served as the prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis, Aube, Doubs, and Moselle.
  • Timothy Stout: American victim of terrorism, Stout died in the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001.
  • Derya Alabora: Turkish actress.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Blind Willie McTell: American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist (Born 1901).
  • Jacob Epstein: American-born British sculptor who helped pioneer modern sculpture.
Facts:
  • Doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • Honolulu seeks a franchise in Continental League
  • Satellite Discoverer 6 launched into polar orbit
  • The Central Treaty Organization (CENTO) is established.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 19, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The Status Seekers

By: Vance Packard

"An explosive exploration of class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, your community, and your future."

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The Tents Of Wickedness

By: Peter De Vries

London published Fiction

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Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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The Art Of Llewellyn Jones

By: Paul Hyde Bonner

1962 paperback

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