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Friday 28 August 1959

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 28, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Allen Nelson and Brian Thompson. 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 The Light Infantry Ball by Hamilton Basso was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blaulicht.
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What the sky looked like on 28 August 1959

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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:
  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 28, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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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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Charley Weaver'S Letters From Mamma

By: Cliff Arquette

From coast to coast more people are keeping their television sets on much later, more nights because of Cliff Arquette. A regular on NBC's "Jack Paar Show," Cliff's meteoric rise

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Only In America

By: Harry Lewis Golden

Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

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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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