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Friday 16 October 1959

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 16, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Manolo Saiz and Gary Kemp. 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. Solomon and Sheba, directed by King Vidor, 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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Movies

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Solomon and Sheba

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders, Marisa Pavan

Country: United States

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Beast from Haunted Cave

Directed by: Monte Hellman

Starring: Michael Forest, Sheila Noonan, Frank Wolff, Wally Campo

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Attack of the Giant Leeches

Directed by: Bernard L. Kowalski

Starring: Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard, Michael Emmet

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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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TV Series

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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 16, 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 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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New Face In The Mirror

By: Yael Dayan

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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The House Of Intellect

By: Jacques Barzun

House Of Intellect, The, by Barzun, Jacques

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