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Thursday 26 February 1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on February 26, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rolando Blackman and Ahmet Davutoglu. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price. In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits. The Hangman, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Border Patrol.
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What the sky looked like on 26 February 1959

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Movies

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

The Hangman

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Robert Taylor, Tina Louise, Fess Parker, Jack Lord

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Up Periscope

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Andra Martin, Alan Hale Jr.

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No Name on the Bullet

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Joan Evans, Virginia Grey

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Ride Lonesome

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

Starring: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best

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The Journey

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards, Robert Morley

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Border Patrol

Directed by: Steven Rosenbaum

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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

Directed by: Hardy Martins

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 February 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
  • Saint Alexander of Alexandria
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Famous Deaths:
  • Selig Suskin: Russian-born Israeli agronomist and early Zionist (Born 1873).

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 26, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1959 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
  2. LaVern Baker - I Cried A Tear
  3. Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
  4. Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
  5. Try Me - James Brown And The Famous Flames
  6. 16 Candles - The Crests
  7. The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  8. (Night Time Is) The Right Time - Ray Charles with the Raylettes
  9. Dee Clark - Nobody But You
  10. Pretty Girls Everywhere - Eugene Church and The Fellows

Books

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

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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The Proud Possessors

By: Aline B. Saarinen

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

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The Devil In Bucks County

By: Edmund Schiddel

Front cover,The Devil In Bucks County, Simon and Schuster, New York , 1959

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Only In America

By: Harry Lewis Golden

Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

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