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Thursday 19 February 1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on February 19, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roger Goodell and Simmu Tiik. 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 Wedemeyer Reports! by General Albert C. Wedemeyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me.
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What the sky looked like on 19 February 1959

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Hangman

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

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

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Up Periscope

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

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

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No Name on the Bullet

Directed by: Jack Arnold

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

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Ride Lonesome

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

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

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The Journey

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

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

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 February 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Pisces
  • Astrology: Can also be last day of sun sign Aquarius depending on the time of birth and the astrologer's viewpoint.
  • Chaoflux (Discordianism)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Willard Miller: Canadian-American sailor Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1959).
Facts:
  • USAF rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 km/h), New Mexico
  • Britain, Turkey and Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence.
  • Gabon adopts its constitution.
  • US Air Force rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 kph), New Mexico.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 19, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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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The Best Of Everything

By: Rona Jaffe

When Rona Jaffe’s superb page-turner was first published in 1958, it changed contemporary fiction forever. Some readers were shocked, but millions more were electrified when they saw themselves reflected in its story

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Only In America

By: Harry Lewis Golden

Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

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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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