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Saturday 20 June 1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Louise Bessette and Otávio Mesquita. In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton. In UK Roulette by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. Darby O'Gill and the Little People, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis was one of the best selling books.
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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 this week ?

Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery

Country: United States

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Porgy and Bess

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr.

Country: United States

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Shake Hands with the Devil

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter

Country: United States

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Wild Strawberries

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Victor Sjstrm, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin

Country: United States

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The Nun's Story

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 June 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
  • Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Louise Bessette: Canadian pianist of international repute, she has performed with many of the best orchestras in the world.
  • Otávio Mesquita: Brazilian TV host and MC of variety programs.
  • Karen Payne: Family Member.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • A rare June hurricane struck Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.

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Books

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

Folk Medicine

By: Deforest Clinton Jarvis

In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

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Nine Coaches Waiting

By: Mary Stewart

A governess in a French château encounters an apparent plot against her young charge's life in this unforgettably haunting and beautifully written suspense novel.

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How I Turned $1,000 Into A Million In Real Estate -- In My Spare Time

By: William Nickerson

Probably the most famous book ever written on making money in Real Estate. Twenty years since "HOW I TURNED $1,000 INTO ONE MILLION IN REAL ESTATE IN MY SPARE TIME"

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Charley Weaver'S Letters From Mamma

By: Cliff Arquette

From coast to coast more people are keeping their television sets on much later, more nights because of Cliff Arquette. A regular on NBC's "Jack Paar Show," Cliff's meteoric rise

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