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Friday 30 January 1959

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 30, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jody Watley and Steve Augeri. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. The Journey, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me.
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What the sky looked like on 30 January 1959

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Movies

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

The Journey

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards, Robert Morley

Country: United States

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Die Halbzarte

Directed by: Rolf Thiele

Starring: Romy Schneider, Carlos Thompson, Magda Schneider, Josef Meinrad

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Sleeping Beauty

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Country: United States

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The Trap

Directed by: Norman Panama

Starring: Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Tina Louise, Earl Holliman

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The Last Blitzkrieg

Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss

Starring: Van Johnson, Kerwin Mathews, Dick York, Larry Storch

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TV Series

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

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

Directed by: Hardy Martins

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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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The Scarf

Servisna stanica

Starring: Mija Aleksic, Djokica Milakovic, Dragutin Dobricanin, Zarko Mitrovic

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Historical Events

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Facts:
  • Australia 1-200 first day fourth Test versus England, Adelaide Oval.
  • The ABC TV network airs the Walt Disney Presents TV show, entitled The Peter Tchaikovsky Story. The show is the first stereophonic broadcast of a television program. In some cities, one channel is transmitted on an AM radio station, the other channel on an FM station.
  • MS Hans Hedtoft, said to be the safest ship afloat and ''unsinkable'' like the RMS Titanic, struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, killing all 95 aboard.
  • Danish passenger/cargo ship

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 30, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Anatomy of a Murder

By: Robert Traver

First published by St. Martin's in 1958, Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder immediately became the number-one bestseller in America, and was subsequently turned into the successful and now classic Otto Preminger film.

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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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The Three Edwards

By: Thomas B. Costain

THE THREE EDWARDS, third in Thomas B. Costain's survey of Britain under the Plantagenets, covers the years between 1272 and 1377 when three Edwards ruled England.

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The King Must Die

By: Mary Renault

The story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from these pages as a clearly defined personality; brave, aggressive and quick.

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