Saturday January 24, 1959

US date format: 1/24/1959, UK date format: 24/1/1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 24, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Michel Preud'homme and Akira Maeda. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. Sleeping Beauty, directed by Clyde Geronimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Third Man.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
  • Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra

Events

  • Party with Comden & Green closes at John Golden NYC after 38 performances
  • WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting

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Movies

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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Country: United States of America

The Trap

The Trap

Directed by: Norman Panama

Starring: Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Tina Louise, Earl Holliman

The Last Blitzkrieg

The Last Blitzkrieg

Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss

Starring: Van Johnson, Kerwin Mathews, Dick York, Larry Storch

Room at the Top

Room at the Top

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

Country: United States of America

Escort West

Escort West

Directed by: Francis D. Lyon

Starring: Victor Mature, Elaine Stewart, Faith Domergue, Reba Waters

TV Series

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The Third Man

The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Face to Face

Face to Face

Galería de maridos

Galería de maridos

A Conquista Que Não Fiz

A Conquista Que Não Fiz

Championship Bridge with Charles Goren

Championship Bridge with Charles Goren

Starring: Charles Goren, Alex Dreier

Country: United States of America

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Books

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From The Terrace by John O'Hara

From The Terrace

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Chronicles the events of Alfred Eaton's life against his successful career in MacHardie and Company and the Department of the Navy

The Three Edwards by Thomas B. Costain

The Three Edwards

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THE THREE EDWARDS, third in Thomas B. Costain's survey of Britain under the Plantagenets, covers the years between 1272 and 1377 when three Edwards ruled England.

The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

The Ugly American

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The multi-million-copy bestseller that coined the phrase for tragic American blunders abroad. In the episode that lends the book its title, the "ugly American" is Homer Atkins, a plain and plain-spoken man, who has been sent by the U.S.

The Coming Of The New Deal by Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.

The Coming Of The New Deal

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Volume Two in Schlesinger's Age of Roosevelt series, this book describes Roosevelt's first tumultuous years in the White House.

The Proud Possessors by Aline B. Saarinen

The Proud Possessors

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The Proud Possessors: The lives, times and tastes of some adventurous [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 1958] SAARINEN,Aline B. ...


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