It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Sleep Walk by Santo and Johnny.
In UK Only Sixteen by Craig Douglas was in the top 5 hits.
The Lovers, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in October 1959 ?
- The Lovers
directed by Louis Malle
starring: Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory
- The Mouse That Roared
directed by Jack Arnold
starring: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell
- A Summer Place
directed by Delmer Daves
starring: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee
- A Bucket of Blood
directed by Roger Corman
starring: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone
- The Wonderful Country
directed by Robert Parrish
starring: Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Gary Merrill
Which were the important events of Thursday, 01 October 1959 ?
- Singapore - Children's Day
- Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- World Vegetarian Day
- French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
- San Marino - two Captains Regent, elected by parliament, take office for six months.
- Nigeria - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- People's Republic of China - National Day (1949)
- RC Church - Feast days of Saint ThTrFse de Lisieux; formerly of Saint Bavo and Saint Remigius
- Republic of Cyprus - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
Famous People born
- 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature a New York team (LA vs. Chic)
: Welsh footballer
: Senegalese singer
Famous People died
Enrico de Nicola
: 1st President of the Italian Republic (Born 1877)
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1959 ?
Playboy Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover
Sports Illustrated: no.7634
Peasant face of Nikita Khrushchev, looming against a symbolic background of the U.S.: tall Iowa cor
Exodus - Leon Uris
Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak
Hawaii - James A. Michener
Advise and Consent - Allen Drur
Pan Am American Clipper Jet London (1959)
All American Life and Casualty Co. A plan to keep your farm running (1959)
American President Lines SS President Wilson (1959)
Tell the world why Thursday, 1 October 1959 is such a special date for you!