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Tuesday 26 May 1959

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Wayne Hussey and Brian Peaker in London. 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. They Came to Cordura, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while What We Must Know About Communism by Harry and Bonaro Overstreet 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 ?

Manhunt

Starring: Victor Jory, Patrick McVey

Country: United States

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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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Rawhide

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Country: United States

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Jazz Casual

Starring: Ralph J. Gleason

Country: United States

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The Soupy Sales Show

Starring: Soupy Sales, Clyde Adler, Frank Nastasi, Maureen Bailey

Country: United States

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Movies

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

They Came to Cordura

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 May 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Wayne Hussey: rocker (The Mission - "Lover for Life").
  • Brian Peaker in London: Ontario, Canada; rower (Olympics-1996).
  • Steve Hanley: English musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers).
  • Pierre Simenon: Swiss writer, the youngest son of Belgian writer Georges Simenon and his second wife Denyse Ouimet.
  • Ole Bornedal: Danish film director, actor and producer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Joe Kelly: TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57.
  • Ed Walsh: American baseball player and coach (d. 1959).
Facts:
  • Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Harvey Haddix retires the first 36 Milwaukee Braves batters to face him, only to lose his bid for a perfect game in the 13th inning.

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Books

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

What We Must Know About Communism

By: Harry and Bonaro Overstreet

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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Mrs. Arris Goes To Paris

By: Paul Gallico

a small format reissue in hard cover of the 1958 novel

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Folk Medicine

By: Deforest Clinton Jarvis

In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

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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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