Thursday 23 April 1959

US date format: 4/23/1959, UK date format: 23/4/1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 23, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Terry Francona and Ryan Stiles. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. The 400 Blows, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Devil In Bucks County by Edmund Schiddel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lili.
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Movies

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The 400 Blows

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Country: United States of America

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by: Terence Fisher

Starring: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi

Country: United States of America

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The World of Apu

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Country: United States of America

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Warlock

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone

Country: United States of America

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Sapphire

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig, Paul Massie

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TV Series

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Lili

Directed by: Charles Walters

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Border Patrol

Directed by: Steven Rosenbaum

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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

Directed by: Hardy Martins

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Glencannon

Peck's Bad Girl

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
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Facts:
  • Destry Rides Again opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 performances

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Books

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

The Devil In Bucks County

By: Edmund Schiddel

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

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My Brother Was An Only Child

By: Jack Douglas

Book by Douglas, Jack

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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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Pioneer, Go Home!

By: Richard Powell

This 50th anniversary edition restores Richard Powell s uproarious 1959 New York Times bestselling novel and includes a new preface by the author.

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