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 & Johnny.
In UK Sleep Walk by Santo & Johnny was in the top 5 hits.
North by Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most successful movies released in 1959
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in October 1959 ?
- North by Northwest
directed by Alfred Hitchcock
starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason
- Some Like It Hot
directed by Billy Wilder
starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
directed by William Wyler
starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd
- Sleeping Beauty
directed by Clyde Geronimi
starring: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley
- Rio Bravo
directed by Howard Hawks
starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson
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)
- 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature a New York team (LA vs. Chic)
Exodus - Leon Uris
Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak
Hawaii - James A. Michener
Advise and Consent - Allen Drur
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1959 ?
Sports Illustrated: no.7634
Peasant face of Nikita Khrushchev, looming against a symbolic background of the U.S.: tall Iowa cor
Esquire Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover
Scott Paper Companys Soft-Weve The most noticed little luxury in your home (1959)
English Ford (1959)
Savings & Loan Foundation Red Head Boy Haircut (1959)
Tell the world why Thursday, 1 October 1959 is such a special date for you!