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Friday 30 January 1959

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. 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. Sleeping Beauty, directed by Clyde Geronimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Best Of Everything by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Third Man.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Sleeping Beauty

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley

Country: United States

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Bell Book and Candle

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon

Country: United States

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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Directed by: Nathan Juran

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Richard Eyer

Country: United States

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Some Came Running

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine

Country: United States

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A Night to Remember

Directed by: Roy Baker

Starring: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Country: United States

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The Soupy Sales Show

Starring: Soupy Sales, Clyde Adler, Frank Nastasi, Maureen Bailey

Country: United States

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Jazz Casual

Starring: Ralph J. Gleason

Country: United States

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Starring: Robert Alda, Warner Anderson, Lew Ayres, Jimmy Baird

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 January 1959 ?

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

The Best Of Everything

By: Rona Jaffe

When Rona Jaffe’s superb page-turner was first published in 1958, it changed contemporary fiction forever. Some readers were shocked, but millions more were electrified when they saw themselves reflected in its story

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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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On My Own

By: Eleanor Roosevelt

In this volume the greatest and best-loved woman of her time shares the experiences - private and public - of her thirteen years since the death of her husband, Franklin Delano

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Herblock'S Special For Today

By: Herbert Block

Oversize hardcover book of political cartoonist Herblock's work thru the years. Includes his brilliant work during the Watergate crisis and the fall of Richard nixon.

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