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Thursday 8 October 1959

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 8, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gavin Friday and Simon Cowell. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. In UK Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. The Bridge, directed by Bernhard Wicki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Charley Weaver'S Letters From Mamma by Cliff Arquette was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shotgun Slade.
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What the sky looked like on 8 October 1959

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Movies

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The Bridge

Directed by: Bernhard Wicki

Starring: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz, Frank Glaubrecht

Country: United States

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A Summer Place

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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A Bucket of Blood

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone, Julian Burton

Country: United States

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The Wonderful Country

Directed by: Robert Parrish

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Gary Merrill, Albert Dekker

Country: United States

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Odds Against Tomorrow

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Shotgun Slade

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Spotlight

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

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Five Fingers

Directed by: Kevin Barker

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The Dennis O'Keefe Show

Directed by: Abby Berlin

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Tell It to the Marines

Directed by: George Roy Hill

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
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Facts:
  • At the Drop of a Hat opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 216 performances
  • Conservatives win British election
  • LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2 in 56th World Series

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 08, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Charley Weaver'S Letters From Mamma

By: Cliff Arquette

From coast to coast more people are keeping their television sets on much later, more nights because of Cliff Arquette. A regular on NBC's "Jack Paar Show," Cliff's meteoric rise

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The Devil'S Advocate

By: Morris L. West

A terminally ill English priest is sent by the Vatican to a small village in Italy to investigate the life of a local hero and reputed miracle worker who is a

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Dear And Glorious Physician

By: Taylor Caldwell

The world-famous novel about the triumphant story of St. Luke. Man of science, and Gospel writer. Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, ...

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The Elements Of Style

By: William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition.

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