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Thursday 31 December 1959, NewYear’s Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bebe Neuwirth in Princeton and Alfie Anido. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Why by Frankie Avalon. In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits. Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Jean Yarbrough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Groucho And Me by Groucho Marx was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Radio rochela.
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TV Series

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

All Our Yesterdays

Starring: Bernard Braden, James Cameron, Brian Inglis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Celebrity Golf

Starring: Sam Snead, Harry von Zell, Randolph Scott, Hoagy Carmichael

Country: United States

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Jack and the Beanstalk

Directed by: Jean Yarbrough

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Baer

Country: United States

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Drunken Angel

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Toshir Mifune, Reisabur Yamamoto

Country: United States

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Solomon and Sheba

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Suddenly, Last Summer

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift

Country: United States

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Black Orpheus

Directed by: Marcel Camus

Starring: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bebe Neuwirth in Princeton: New Jersey, USA; actress (Lilith - Cheers, Damn Yankees).
  • Alfie Anido: Filipino actor (d. 1981).
  • Baron Waqa: Nauruan politician and musician.
  • Al Giordano: American newspaper journalist, sells free-lance to magazines.
  • Val Kilmer: American actor, writer, musician, he played Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's production, "The Doors" in 1991.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: At leisure double issue
  • Time: TIME'S first gatefold cover picture. One of the famous Neapolitan presepios that delighted King Cha
  • Life: Eisenhower in Pakistan

Books

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

Groucho And Me

By: Groucho Marx

With impeccable timing, outrageous humor, irreverent wit, and a superb sense of the ridiculous, Groucho tells the saga of the Marx Brothers: the poverty of their childhood in New York's Upper

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The Ape In Me

By: Cornelia Otis Skinner

Ape In Me, The, by Skinner, Cornelia Otis

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The Thirteenth Apostle

By: Eugene Vale

Los Angeles Times: "This is the stuff of which great novels are made . . . A powerful and significant book."This

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The Elements Of Style

By: William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition.

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