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Thursday 27 August 1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 27, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeanette Winterson and Gerhard Berger. 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 Lady Chatterly'S Lover by D.H. Lawrence was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blaulicht.
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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

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Holidays:
  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jeanette Winterson: English writer, who became famous with her first book, "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit," a semi-autobiographical novel about a sensitive teenage girl rebelling against conventional values.
  • Gerhard Berger: Austrian racing driver and F1 team co-owner (Scuderia Toro Rosso).
  • Jack Holliday: American poet whose first collection of poems, "The Naked Poet," was published in 1983.
  • Dominique Sarron: French winner of the 1994 ‘’Bol d’Or,’’24-hour motorcycle endurance race, taking 2nd place after his brother Christian.
  • Yves Rossy
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Books

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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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Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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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 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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