Saturday January 31, 1959

US date format: 1/31/1959, UK date format: 31/1/1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 31, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Anthony Lapaglia and Kelly Lynch. 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 From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
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Events

  • Joe Cronin signs seven-year pact to become head of American League.

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Movies

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The Journey

The Journey

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

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

Country: United States of America

Die Halbzarte

Die Halbzarte

Directed by: Rolf Thiele

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

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

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

Country: United States of America

The Trap

The Trap

Directed by: Norman Panama

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

The Last Blitzkrieg

The Last Blitzkrieg

Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss

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

TV Series

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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

Directed by: Hardy Martins

The Third Man

The Third Man

Starring: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Scarf

The Scarf

Servisna stanica

Servisna stanica

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

Jo's Boys

Jo's Boys

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Books

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From The Terrace by John O'Hara

From The Terrace

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Chronicles the events of Alfred Eaton's life against his successful career in MacHardie and Company and the Department of the Navy

Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden

Only In America

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Book by Golden, Harry Lewis

Herblock'S Special For Today by Herbert Block

Herblock'S Special For Today

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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.

Wedemeyer Reports! by General Albert C. Wedemeyer

Wedemeyer Reports!

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As the chief planner for General Marshall, and co-author of the Victory Plan, General Wedemeyer had a truly significant hand in shaping and directing the Allied War effort against the Fascist powers.

Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World Revisited

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When the novel Brave New World first appeared in 1932, its shocking analysis of a scientific dictatorship seemed a projection into the remote future.


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