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Friday 2 October 1959

1959-10-02

It was Friday, 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.
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Movies

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

Pillow Talk

Directed by: Michael Gordon

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall

Country: United States

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The Magician

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjrnstrand

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Hawaiian Eye

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

Country: United States

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Bourbon Street Beat

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

Country: United States

Adventures in Paradise

Written by: James A. Michener

Starring: Gardner McKay, James Holden

Country: United States

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The Alaskans

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

Country: United States

Hotel de Paree

Starring: Earl Holliman, Jeanette Nolan, Strother Martin, Judi Meredith

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.

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Books

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From The Terrace

By: John O'Hara

An uncommonly good novel . . . a considerable achievement - Saturday Review With over three million copies sold, O'Hara's great novel of America in the first half of the century was made into an acclaimed film starring Paul Newman ...

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Around The World With Auntie Mame

By: Patrick Dennis

Encore, Encore! The brilliant sequel to the smash bestseller Auntie Mame is back and the reviews are in . . .

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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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Women And Thomas Harrow

By: John P. Marquand

Fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 497 pages; Physical desc.

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