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Saturday 28 November 1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include R Glynn Holt and Stephen Roche. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. In UK Travellin' Light by Cliff Richard & The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. Operation Petticoat, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Station Wagon In Spain by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rocky and His Friends.
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TV Series

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

Rocky and His Friends

Starring: June Foray, Bill Scott, Edward Everett Horton, Paul Frees

Country: United States

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Mr. Lucky

Written by: Blake Edwards

Starring: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

Country: United States

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The Detectives

Starring: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

Country: United States

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The Untouchables

Starring: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Country: United States

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Adventures in Paradise

Written by: James A. Michener

Starring: Gardner McKay, James Holden

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Ben-Hur

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd

Country: United States

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Shadows

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd

Country: United States

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The Mouse That Roared

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell

Country: United States

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The Lovers

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory

Country: United States

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A Summer Place

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 November 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see November 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day - Ascension of `Abdu'l-Bah�
  • Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii: Feast of the Holy Sovereigns in honor of the founders of the Anglican Church of Hawaii
  • Albania - Albanian Independence day (from Turkey, 1912); also known as Albanian Flag Day due to other National events that correspond to this day
  • Mauritania - Independence Day (from France, 1960)
Famous Birthdays:
  • R Glynn Holt: Plainveiw, Texas -- PhD / Astronaut (STS 73 alt).
  • Stephen Roche: Irish road racing cyclist, he won the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia and the World race championship in the same year (1987), what we call "The triple Crown".
  • Judd Nelson: American actor.
  • Nancy Charest: Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2014).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lester Vail: Actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies on 59th birthday.
Facts:
  • 47th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 21-7
  • KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook - Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins
  • Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in November 1959?

  • Life: The Sound of Music
  • Time: Secretary of the Treasury Robert B. Anderson.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7642

Books

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

Station Wagon In Spain

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

Station Wagon in Spain, 1959 BCE, by Francis Parkinson Keyes. Hardcover with dust jacket, 224 pages, published by Farrar, Straus & Cudahy.

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The Secret World

By: Peter Deriabin and Frank Gibney

Secret World, The, by Deriabin, Peter And Frank Gibney

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John Paul Jones

By: Samuel Eliot Morison

"Reprint of 1959 Original, Author sailed the English, American & French waters where Captain Jones had his greatest triumphs in prep for making this Bio alive with authenticity.

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This Is My God

By: Herman Wouk

This Is My God is Herman Wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, Israel at Forty.

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