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Friday 31 July 1959

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maggie Alderson and Mike Bielecki. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Lonely Boy by Paul Anka. In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. The Tingler, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The House Of Intellect by Jacques Barzun was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Oh Boy!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Oh Boy!

Starring: Marty Wilde, Hank B. Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris

Oh Boy!

Starring: Marty Wilde, Hank B. Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Juke Box Jury

Starring: David Jacobs

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Squiggle and Friends

Starring: Norman Hetherington, Jane Fennell, Terry Dowling, Ian McLean

Country: Australia

Markham

Starring: Ray Milland

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Tingler

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman

Country: United States

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Last Train from Gun Hill

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones

Country: United States

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Plan 9 from Outer Space

Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr.

Starring: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon

Country: United States

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North by Northwest

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

Country: United States

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A Hole in the Head

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 July 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • St. John Columbini
  • Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
  • St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
  • St. Helen of Skofde
Famous Birthdays:
  • Maggie Alderson: British-Australian author, magazine editor and fashion journalist.
  • Mike Bielecki: American pro baseball player, a right-handed pitcher who played in the American League for two years and the National League for 12 years.
  • Stanley Jordan: American guitarist pianist and songwriter.
  • Andrew Marr: British journalist and political commentator.
  • Peter Senior: Singapore -- Australasia golfer.
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Facts:
  • 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
  • The Basque separatist organisation ETA is founded.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Peace ships proposal
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dr. Roger Heller -- July 27, 1959
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7625

Books

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

The House Of Intellect

By: Jacques Barzun

House Of Intellect, The, by Barzun, Jacques

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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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Mrs. Arris Goes To Paris

By: Paul Gallico

a small format reissue in hard cover of the 1958 novel

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The Ugly American

By: William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

The multi-million-copy bestseller that coined the phrase for tragic American blunders abroad. In the episode that lends the book its title, the "ugly American" is Homer Atkins, a plain and plain-spoken man, who has been sent by the U.S.

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