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Sunday 24 May 1959

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include George Glanos and Drake Sather. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Kansas City by Wilbert Harrison. In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. while The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Markham.
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TV Series

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

Markham

Starring: Ray Milland

Country: United States

Manhunt

Starring: Victor Jory, Patrick McVey

Country: United States

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The David Niven Show

Starring: David Niven

Country: United States

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Garry Halliday

Written by: Justin Blake

Starring: Terence Longdon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Imitation of Life

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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Gidget

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Starring: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson

Country: United States

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Warlock

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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Compulsion

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi

Country: United States

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Room at the Top

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
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Facts:
  • 1st house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills Pa)
  • Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in England.
  • First house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania).
  • British Empire Day is renamed Commonwealth Day.

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Books

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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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From The Terrace

By: John O'Hara

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

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Around The World With Auntie Mame

By: Patrick Dennis

Encore, Encore! The brilliant sequel to the smash bestseller Auntie Mame is back and the reviews are in . . .

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Women And Thomas Harrow

By: John P. Marquand

Bright, clean and fresh, this vintage paperback has light wear from reading and a little tanning from age. No markings, very nice overall. Our Family will pack this book carefully in a bubble wrap envelope.

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