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Thursday, 1 October 1959

1959-10-01

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. Pillow Talk, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall

Country: United States

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The Magician

The Magician

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjrnstrand

Country: United States

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Last Train from Gun Hill

Last Train from Gun Hill

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones

Country: United States

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The Tingler

The Tingler

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman

Country: United States

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Plan 9 from Outer Space

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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Hawaiian Eye

Hawaiian Eye

Starring: Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman, Robert Conrad

Country: United States

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Adventures in Paradise

Adventures in Paradise

Written by: James A. Michener

Starring: Gardner McKay, James Holden

Country: United States

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Bourbon Street Beat

Bourbon Street Beat

Starring: Richard Long, Andrew Duggan, Van Williams, Arlene Howell

Country: United States

The Alaskans

The Alaskans

Starring: Roger Moore, Dorothy Provine, Jeff York, Ray Danton

Country: United States

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

Written by: Rod Serling

Starring: Rod Serling

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Thursday, 01 October 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • 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)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lisa Gordenstein: American employee of TJX Companies, an assistant vice-president and merchandising manager, killed in the crash of American Airlines Flight 11 when it impacted New York’s World Trade Center on 9/11/2001
  • Mark Aizlewood: Welsh footballer and manager
  • Brian Cleary: American author and poet
  • Youssou N'Dour: Senegalese singer-songwriter actor and politician
  • Eric Alver: American mid-western stand-up comic, slapstick
Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature a New York team (LA vs. Chic)

Candy you loved as a Kid

Candy you loved as a Kid

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Make this date unforgettable

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD cards from 01 October 1959 to enjoy the time of your life

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Playboy
  • Esquire
  • Time: Peasant face of Nikita Khrushchev, looming against a symbolic background of the U.S.: tall Iowa cor
  • Life: Migrating birds

Books

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

Exodus by Leon Uris

Exodus

By: Leon Uris

Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon--the towering novel of the twentieth century's most dramatic geopolitical event. Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies--the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. Here

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Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Doctor Zhivago

By: Boris Pasternak

First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution.

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Hawaii by James A. Michener

Hawaii

By: James A. Michener

Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener brings Hawaii’s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in 1959.

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Retro and Vintage gifts

Retro and Vintage gifts

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