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Monday 23 March 1959

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Catherine Keener and Liverpool (United Kingdom). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon. In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits. Room at the Top, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Elizabeth The Great by Elizabeth Jenkins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Garry Halliday.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Room at the Top

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears

Country: United States

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Some Like It Hot

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

Country: United States

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Al Capone

Directed by: Richard Wilson

Starring: Rod Steiger, Martin Balsam, Fay Spain

Country: United States

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The Diary of Anne Frank

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut

Country: United States

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Rio Bravo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Starring: Robert Alda, Warner Anderson, Lew Ayres, Jimmy Baird

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 March 1959 ?

  • Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
  • Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
  • Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
  • Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
  • Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo (died 1606)
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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Mrs. Arris Goes To Paris

By: Paul Gallico

a small format reissue in hard cover of the 1958 novel

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Twixt Twelve And Twenty

By: Pat Boone

Vintage paperback

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Mine Enemy Grows Older

By: Alexander King

Mine Enemy Grows Older

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