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Saturday 19 December 1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kathryn "Furu" Carpenter in Marshall and Edward Metgod Dutch soccer goalie (Haarlem. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Heartaches By The Number by Guy Mitchell. In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits. Solomon and Sheba, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rocky and His Friends.
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TV Series

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

Rocky and His Friends

Starring: June Foray, Bill Scott, Edward Everett Horton, Paul Frees

Country: United States

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Mr. Lucky

Written by: Blake Edwards

Starring: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

Country: United States

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The Detectives

Starring: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

Country: United States

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The Untouchables

Starring: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Country: United States

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Adventures in Paradise

Written by: James A. Michener

Starring: Gardner McKay, James Holden

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Solomon and Sheba

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Suddenly, Last Summer

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift

Country: United States

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Black Orpheus

Directed by: Marcel Camus

Starring: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira

Country: United States

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On the Beach

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire

Country: United States

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 December 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Walter Williams: American civil engineer and CEO of Bethlehem Steel, a large, noted steel production and manufacturing company.
Facts:
  • 1st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0

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Books

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

The Elements Of Style

By: William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition.

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Adventurous Alliance

By: Louise Hall Tharp

Boston published Biography

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Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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The Breaking Point

By: Daphne du Maurier

"The appeal of romance and the clash of highly-charged emotions." --New York Herald-TribuneIn this collection of suspenseful tales in which fantasies, murderous dreams and half-forgotten worlds are exposed, Daphne du Maurier

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