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Friday 26 June 1959

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on June 26, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joëlle Aubron and Mark McKinney. 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. Last Train from Gun Hill, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Heidi.
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What the sky looked like on 26 June 1959

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Movies

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Last Train from Gun Hill

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman

Country: United States

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Yesterday's Enemy

Directed by: Val Guest

Starring: Stanley Baker, Guy Rolfe, Leo McKern, Gordon Jackson

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Tarzan's Greatest Adventure

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Gordon Scott, Anthony Quayle, Sara Shane, Niall MacGinnis

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North by Northwest

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Country: United States

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Anatomy of a Murder

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Heidi

Directed by: Daniel Ray

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The Andy Williams Show

The Golden Spur

Armstrong by Request

Something in the City

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 June 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
  • Independence Day in Madagascar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joëlle Aubron
  • Mark McKinney: Canadian actor and screenwriter.
  • Francis Magee: TV Actor.
  • Kevin McCarthy: American bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center; killed on 9/11/2001 when the building was impacted by an airliner piloted by terrorists.
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Facts:
  • Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavywgt boxing title
  • Queen Elizabeth II and US President Dwight Eisenhower open the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
  • The Saint Lawrence Seaway opens, opening North America's Great Lakes to ocean-going ships.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 26, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Twixt Twelve And Twenty

By: Pat Boone

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Only In America

By: Harry Lewis Golden

Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

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The Light Infantry Ball

By: Hamilton Basso

The Light Infantry Ball, 1959 1st Edition, by Hamilton Basso. Hardcover with dust jacket, 476 pages, published by Doubleday & Company.

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Lady Chatterly'S Lover

By: D.H. Lawrence

Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H.Lawrence Easton Press Special Edition 1975 This is a mint condition never read and a must have for your classic collection.Bound

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