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Tuesday 20 January 1959

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 20, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nancy Achin Sullivan and R A Salvatore. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. The Trap, directed by Norman Panama, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while On My Own by Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Face to Face.
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What the sky looked like on 20 January 1959

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Movies

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

The Trap

Directed by: Norman Panama

Starring: Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Tina Louise, Earl Holliman

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The Last Blitzkrieg

Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss

Starring: Van Johnson, Kerwin Mathews, Dick York, Larry Storch

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Room at the Top

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

Country: United States

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Escort West

Directed by: Francis D. Lyon

Starring: Victor Mature, Elaine Stewart, Faith Domergue, Reba Waters

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Operation Amsterdam

Directed by: Michael McCarthy

Starring: Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Tony Britton, Alexander Knox

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TV Series

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

Face to Face

Galería de maridos

A Conquista Que Não Fiz

Championship Bridge with Charles Goren

Starring: Charles Goren, Alex Dreier

Country: United States

The Last Chronicle of Barset

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 January 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Carl Switzer: Actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang), shot to death at 31.
Facts:
  • The first flight of the Vickers Vanguard.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 20, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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On My Own

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

In this volume the greatest and best-loved woman of her time shares the experiences - private and public - of her thirteen years since the death of her husband, Franklin Delano

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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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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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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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