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Thursday 28 May 1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leon "The and Risto Mannisenmäki. 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 The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick 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 ?

Markham

Starring: Ray Milland

Country: United States

Manhunt

Starring: Victor Jory, Patrick McVey

Country: United States

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The David Niven Show

Starring: David Niven

Country: United States

Garry Halliday

Written by: Justin Blake

Starring: Terence Longdon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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 28 May 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Germain of Paris
  • Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (both 1918).
  • Lanfranc
  • Bernard of Menthon
  • Augustine of Canterbury
Famous Birthdays:
  • Leon "The: Bop" Klaasse; rock drummer/singer (The Pilgrims - "Red").
  • Risto Mannisenmäki: Finnish race car driver.
  • John Morgan: English etiquette expert and author (d. 2000).
  • Steve Strange: Welsh singer (Visage The Moors Murderers and Strange Cruise) (d. 2015).
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Facts:
  • Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets Project 7 Astronauts
  • Monkeys Able and Baker zoom 300 miles (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, became first animals retrieved from a space mission.
  • US Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets Project 7 astronauts.
  • Two monkeys, Able and Miss Baker are the first living beings to successfully return to Earth from space aboard the flight Jupiter AM-18.

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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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From The Terrace

By: John O'Hara

An uncommonly good novel . . . a considerable achievement - Saturday Review With over three million copies sold, O'Hara's great novel of America in the first half of the century was made into an acclaimed film starring Paul Newman ...

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Around The World With Auntie Mame

By: Patrick Dennis

Encore, Encore! The brilliant sequel to the smash bestseller Auntie Mame is back and the reviews are in . . .

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Women And Thomas Harrow

By: John P. Marquand

Women and Thomas Harrow, John P. Marquand, Little Brown, 1958 1st edition. 497 pages.

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