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Wednesday 24 June 1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rob Delahaye and Andy McClusky. In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton. In UK Roulette by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. Anatomy of a Murder, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The House Of Intellect by Jacques Barzun was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Juke Box Jury.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 this week ?

Anatomy of a Murder

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara

Country: United States

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery

Country: United States

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Porgy and Bess

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr.

Country: United States

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Shake Hands with the Devil

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter

Country: United States

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Wild Strawberries

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Victor Sjstrm, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 June 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Rob Delahaye: Soccer player (MVV).
  • Andy McClusky: rocker (Orchestal Manoeveres in the Dark - "Electricity").
  • Andy McCluskey: English singer-songwriter bass player and producer (The Id Dalek I Love You and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark).
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Air Academy grads
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Shirley MacLane -- June 22, 1959
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7620

Books

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

The House Of Intellect

By: Jacques Barzun

House Of Intellect, The, by Barzun, Jacques

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The Ugly American

By: William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

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.

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What We Must Know About Communism

By: Harry and Bonaro Overstreet

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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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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