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Thursday 23 April 1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Terri Luckhurst . 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. Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Nautilus 90 North by William R. Anderson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Manhunt.
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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 in the last 30 days ?

Imitation of Life

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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Gidget

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Starring: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson

Country: United States

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Warlock

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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Compulsion

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi

Country: United States

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Room at the Top

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears

Country: United States

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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
  • 1st heliport in Britain opens in London

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1959?

  • Life: Marilyn Monroe
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Dalai Lama -- Apr. 20, 1959
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7611

Books

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

Nautilus 90 North

By: William R. Anderson

novel set on a submarine

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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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Elizabeth The Great

By: Elizabeth Jenkins

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

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My Brother Was An Only Child

By: Jack Douglas

" I predict it will be the funniest and maddest and most quoted book of the year." -- Jack Paar

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