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Saturday 17 October 1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 17, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Neeleman 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 House Of Intellect by Jacques Barzun was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shotgun Slade.
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What the sky looked like on 17 October 1959

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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

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 17 October 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Facts:
  • Billy Barnes Revue closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • Queen Elizabeth II is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 17, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The House Of Intellect

By: Jacques Barzun

House Of Intellect, The, by Barzun, Jacques

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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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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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John Paul Jones

By: Samuel Eliot Morison

"Reprint of 1959 Original, Author sailed the English, American & French waters where Captain Jones had his greatest triumphs in prep for making this Bio alive with authenticity.

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