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), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. 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 Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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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
  • Ford wins battle with Chrysler to call its new car "Falcon".
  • Japanese-Americans regain their citizenship.

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Movies

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Face of a Fugitive

Face of a Fugitive

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

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

The Gunfight at Dodge City

The Gunfight at Dodge City

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

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

Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

Directed by: Tony Richardson

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

It Happened to Jane

It Happened to Jane

Directed by: Richard Quine

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

The Wild and the Innocent

The Wild and the Innocent

Directed by: Jack Sher

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

TV Series

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Heidi

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

Lili

Lili

Directed by: Charles Walters

Border Patrol

Border Patrol

Directed by: Steven Rosenbaum

Juke Box Jury

Juke Box Jury

Starring: David Jacobs

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Brenner

Brenner

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Books

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Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden

Only In America

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Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis

Folk Medicine

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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

Elizabeth The Great by Elizabeth Jenkins

Elizabeth The Great

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A revealing study of the Queen and her court--their daily lives, concerns, topics of conversation, meals, living condition, travels, successes and failures--that places them firmly within the historical context of 16th

My Brother Was An Only Child by Jack Douglas

My Brother Was An Only Child

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Book by Douglas, Jack

Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell

Dear And Glorious Physician

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The world-famous novel about the triumphant story of St. Luke. Man of science, and Gospel writer. Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, …


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