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Saturday 10 October 1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 10, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Julie Sweeney and Bradley Whitford. 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 The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shotgun Slade.
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What the sky looked like on 10 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

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Famous Birthdays:
  • Julie Sweeney
  • Bradley Whitford: American actor and producer.
  • Mark Johnston: British racehorse trainer based in Middleham, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Peter Judge: American sales manager for the Pacific Bell Telephone Co.
  • Kirsty MacColl: English singer-songwriter who wrote and recorded several pop hits between the early 1980s and the 1990s.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Friedrich: German nobility, the Prince of Lüneburg from 1636 to 1648.
Facts:
  • Happy Town closes at 84th St. Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Lee Harvey Oswald signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki
  • Pan Am begins regular flights around World

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 10, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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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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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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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 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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