Wednesday May 20, 1959

US date format: 5/20/1959, UK date format: 20/5/1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 20, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Daniel Darc and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Kansas City by Wilbert Harrison. In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Face of a Fugitive, directed by Paul Wendkos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while What We Must Know About Communism by Harry and Bonaro Overstreet was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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Face of a Fugitive

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Lin McCarthy, Dorothy Green, Alan Baxter

The Gunfight at Dodge City

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

Starring: Joel McCrea, Julie Adams, John McIntire, Nancy Gates

Look Back in Anger

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Mary Ure, Edith Evans

It Happened to Jane

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Steve Forrest

The Wild and the Innocent

Directed by: Jack Sher

Starring: Audie Murphy, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland, Jim Backus

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Historical Events

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    Holidays

  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
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    Events

  • Shah of Persia visits Netherlands

    Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Schutz: Austrian/US architect/philosopher, dies...

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

Lili

Directed by: Charles Walters

Border Patrol

Directed by: Steven Rosenbaum

Juke Box Jury

Starring: David Jacobs

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Books

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

What We Must Know About Communism

By: Harry and Bonaro Overstreet

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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."

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.

Mine Enemy Grows Older

By: Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot

By: Angus Wilson

Meg Eliot is the wife of a successful barrister and with that comes a lovely home in Westminster, cocktail parties and a round of charity committees.


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