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Monday 24 August 1959

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 24, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rodrigo García and Adrian Kuiper. In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Three Bells by The Browns. In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits. Les liaisons dangereuses, directed by Roger Vadim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blaulicht.
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Movies

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Les liaisons dangereuses

Directed by: Roger Vadim

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Philipe, Annette Stroyberg, Madeleine Lambert

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General Della Rovere

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli

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The Crimson Kimono

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta, Anna Lee

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But Not for Me

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer, Lee J. Cobb

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They Came to Cordura

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, Tab Hunter

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Blaulicht

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The Man and the Challenge

Starring: George Nader

Country: United States

Tightrope

Written by: Clarence Greene, Russell Rouse

Starring: Mike Connors

Country: United States

Johnny Staccato

Starring: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli

Country: United States

Tales of the Vikings

Starring: Jerome Courtland, Buddy Baer, Walter Barnes, Stefan Schnabel

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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Facts:
  • England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India
  • Hiram L Fong sworn in as first Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as first Japanese-American Republican (both from Hawaii).
  • Cyprus joins the United Nations.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 24, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Folk Medicine

By: Deforest Clinton Jarvis

In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

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Image Of America

By: Richard Bruckberger

"Either America is the hope of the world, or it is nothing. Th ere are those who have begun to despair of the West.

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The Years With Ross

By: James Thurber

At the helm of America's most influential literary magazine for more than half a century, Harold Ross introduced the country to a host of exciting talent, including Robert Benchley, Alexander Woolcott,

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Twixt Twelve And Twenty

By: Pat Boone

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