Saturday February 21, 1959

US date format: 2/21/1959, UK date format: 21/2/1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 21, 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 José María Cano and Jose Maria Cano. 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 Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
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Movies

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The Hangman

The Hangman

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

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

Up Periscope

Up Periscope

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

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

No Name on the Bullet

No Name on the Bullet

Directed by: Jack Arnold

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

Ride Lonesome

Ride Lonesome

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

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

House on Haunted Hill

House on Haunted Hill

Directed by: William Castle, Rosemary Horvath

Starring: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

Directed by: Hardy Martins

The Third Man

The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Star 1001 Ya

Star 1001 Ya

Tetsuwan Atomu

Tetsuwan Atomu

O Guarani

O Guarani

Days to next February 21

If February 21, 1959 is your birthday you're 61 years, 5 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 8 days.
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Books

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Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone

Twixt Twelve And Twenty

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The Devil In Bucks County by Edmund Schiddel

The Devil In Bucks County

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Front cover,The Devil In Bucks County, Simon and Schuster, New York , 1959

Nautilus 90 North by William R. Anderson

Nautilus 90 North

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The commander of the first transpolar submarine voyage from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic relates the excitement and tension of the journey as the Nautilus approached the North Pole

The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

The Ugly American

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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.

The King Must Die by Mary Renault

The King Must Die

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The story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from these pages as a clearly defined personality; brave, aggressive and quick.


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