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Monday 23 February 1959

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on February 23, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Arthur Wilson in Ceres and Richard Dodds. 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 The American High School Today by James B. Conant was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Border Patrol.
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What the sky looked like on 23 February 1959

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Hangman

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

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

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Up Periscope

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

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

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No Name on the Bullet

Directed by: Jack Arnold

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

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Ride Lonesome

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

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

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The Journey

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards, Robert Morley

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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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The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 February 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
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Facts:
  • KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 23, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1959 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
  2. Ritchie Valens - Donna
  3. 16 Candles - The Crests
  4. Bill Parsons - The All American Boy
  5. Charlie Brown - The Coasters
  6. LaVern Baker - I Cried A Tear
  7. Annette - Tall Paul
  8. Petite Fleur (Little Flower) - Chris Barber's Jazz Band
  9. Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
  10. Ray Anthony - Peter Gunn
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
  2. LaVern Baker - I Cried A Tear
  3. Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
  4. Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
  5. Try Me - James Brown And The Famous Flames
  6. 16 Candles - The Crests
  7. The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  8. (Night Time Is) The Right Time - Ray Charles with the Raylettes
  9. Dee Clark - Nobody But You
  10. Pretty Girls Everywhere - Eugene Church and The Fellows

Books

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

The American High School Today

By: James B. Conant

American High School Today (Carnegie Series in American Education)

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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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Anatomy of a Murder

By: Robert Traver

First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film.

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Mine Enemy Grows Older

By: Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

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