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..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in October 1959 ?
  • The LoversThe Lovers
    directed by Louis Malle
    starring: Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory
  • The Mouse That RoaredThe Mouse That Roared
    directed by Jack Arnold
    starring: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell
  • A Summer PlaceA Summer Place
    directed by Delmer Daves
    starring: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee
  • A Bucket of BloodA Bucket of Blood
    directed by Roger Corman
    starring: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone
  • The Wonderful CountryThe Wonderful Country
    directed by Robert Parrish
    starring: Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Gary Merrill
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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)
  • 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)

Facts
  • 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature a New York team (LA vs. Chic)

Famous People born
Mark Aizlewood: Welsh footballer
Youssou N'Dour: Senegalese singer

Famous People died
Enrico de Nicola: 1st President of the Italian Republic (Born 1877)
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Magazine

 Playboy Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover

Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 Sports Illustrated: no.7634
Sports Illustrated: no.7634

Magazine

 Peasant face of Nikita Khrushchev, looming against a symbolic background of the U.S.:  tall Iowa cor
Peasant face of Nikita Khrushchev, looming against a symbolic background of the U.S.: tall Iowa cor
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Books

Exodus - Leon Uris

Exodus - Leon Uris

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Books

Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak

Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak

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Books

Hawaii - James A. Michener

Hawaii - James A. Michener

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Books

Advise and Consent - Allen Drur

Advise and Consent - Allen Drur

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Old Journal Ads

Pan Am American Clipper Jet London (1959)Pan Am American Clipper Jet London (1959)
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Old Journal Ads

All American Life and Casualty Co. A plan to keep your farm running (1959)All American Life and Casualty Co. A plan to keep your farm running (1959)
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American President Lines SS President Wilson (1959)American President Lines SS President Wilson (1959)
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