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Wednesday 26 August 1959

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 26, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stan Van Gundy and Jim Rutledge. 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 Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blaulicht.
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What the sky looked like on 26 August 1959

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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 26 August 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
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Facts:
  • The original Mini designed by Sir Alec Issigonis is launched.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 26, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Nine Coaches Waiting

By: Mary Stewart

A governess in a French château encounters an apparent plot against her young charge's life in this unforgettably haunting and beautifully written suspense novel.

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The Status Seekers

By: Vance Packard

"An explosive exploration of class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, your community, and your future."

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Belle Out Of Order

By: Belle Livingstone

Autobiography of Isabel Graham, who adopted the name, Belle Livingstone, when she became a chorus girl. She was an international favorite during the Edwardian era, and later she operated a famous

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The Great Imposter

By: Robert Crichton

This book is about the amazing careers of the most spectacular imposters of modern times.

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