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Thursday 31 December 1959, NewYear’s Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 31, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Val Kilmer and Al Giordano. 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. Our Man in Havana, directed by Carol Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Secret Garden.
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What the sky looked like on 31 December 1959

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Movies

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

Our Man in Havana

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives, Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States

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Heller in Pink Tights

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Margaret O'Brien, Steve Forrest

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The Immoral Mr. Teas

Directed by: Russ Meyer

Starring: Bill Teas, Ann Peters, Marilyn Wesley, Michele Roberts

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Night of the Ghouls

Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Starring: Kenne Duncan, Duke Moore, Tor Johnson, Valda Hansen

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Suddenly, Last Summer

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Secret Garden

Directed by: Owen Smith

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Hudson's Bay

Directed by: Irving Pichel

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Showtime

Directed by: Tom Dey

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Shotgun Slade

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Spotlight

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

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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:
  • Val Kilmer: American actor, writer, musician, he played Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's production, "The Doors" in 1991.
  • Al Giordano: American newspaper journalist, sells free-lance to magazines.
  • Paul Westerberg: American singer, guitarist and songwriter, founding member of The Replacements, an influential post-punk band of the 1980s.
  • Baron Waqa: Nauruan politician and musician.
  • Liveris Andritsos: Greek basketball player.
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 31, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

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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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The Amazing Results Of Positive Thinking

By: Norman Vincent Peale

"This is a result book....It is the story of the thrilling things that happened to people when they applied the principles of dynamic change to their lives."

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Return To Peyton Place

By: Grace Metalious

In 1956 Grace Metalious published Peyton Place, the novel that unbuttoned the straitlaced New England of the popular imagination, transformed the publishing industry, topped the bestseller lists for more than a

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