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Friday 9 October 1959

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Giorgio Vanzetta and Boris Nemtsov. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. 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 The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Detectives.
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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 in the last 30 days ?

The Detectives

Starring: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

Country: United States

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The Untouchables

Starring: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Country: United States

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Adventures in Paradise

Written by: James A. Michener

Starring: Gardner McKay, James Holden

Country: United States

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The Twilight Zone

Written by: Rod Serling

Starring: Rod Serling

Country: United States

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Men Into Space

Starring: William Lundigan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 October 1959 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Giorgio Vanzetta: Italian skier, an Olympic Bronze and Silver medal champion, winning the Bronze for 15 km long distance and the Silver for the relay race at Albertville in February 1992.
  • Boris Nemtsov: Russian academic and politician First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2015).
  • Mike Singletary: NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears).
  • Michael Cobley: English-born Scottish writer.
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  • 1st phone call between auto and plane (Delaware)
  • Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton

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

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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The Town House

By: Norah Lofts

Can a house built from the ashes of tragedy ever be a placeof lasting happiness? Can the hereditary mix of wild gypsylore, fierce independence, magic and mystery truly settle in arespectable

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Mrs. Arris Goes To Paris

By: Paul Gallico

a small format reissue in hard cover of the 1958 novel

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The Years With Ross

By: James Thurber

At the helm of America's most influential literary magazine for more than half a century, Harold Ross introduced the country to a host of exciting talent, including Robert Benchley, Alexander Woolcott,

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