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Saturday 26 December 1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lesley Tomlinson in Derbyshire and Koji Morimoto. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Heartaches By The Number by Guy Mitchell. In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits. Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Jean Yarbrough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while How I Turned $1,000 Into A Million In Real Estate -- In My Spare Time by William Nickerson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Radio rochela.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Jack and the Beanstalk

Directed by: Jean Yarbrough

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Baer

Country: United States

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Drunken Angel

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Toshir Mifune, Reisabur Yamamoto

Country: United States

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Solomon and Sheba

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Suddenly, Last Summer

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift

Country: United States

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Black Orpheus

Directed by: Marcel Camus

Starring: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

All Our Yesterdays

Starring: Bernard Braden, James Cameron, Brian Inglis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Celebrity Golf

Starring: Sam Snead, Harry von Zell, Randolph Scott, Hoagy Carmichael

Country: United States

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Rocky and His Friends

Starring: June Foray, Bill Scott, Edward Everett Horton, Paul Frees

Country: United States

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Mr. Lucky

Written by: Blake Edwards

Starring: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

Country: United States

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The Detectives

Starring: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1959 ?

  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

How I Turned $1,000 Into A Million In Real Estate -- In My Spare Time

By: William Nickerson

Probably the most famous book ever written on making money in Real Estate. Twenty years since "HOW I TURNED $1,000 INTO ONE MILLION IN REAL ESTATE IN MY SPARE TIME"

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This Is My God

By: Herman Wouk

This Is My God is Herman Wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, Israel at Forty.

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The Ape In Me

By: Cornelia Otis Skinner

Ape In Me, The, by Skinner, Cornelia Otis

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The Darkness And The Dawn

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Darkness and the Dawn

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