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Monday 19 October 1959

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nir Barkat and Martin Kusch. 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 Mouse That Roared, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while The Status Seekers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mr. Lucky.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Lovers

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory

Country: United States

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The Mouse That Roared

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell

Country: United States

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A Summer Place

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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A Bucket of Blood

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone

Country: United States

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The Wonderful Country

Directed by: Robert Parrish

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Gary Merrill

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Mr. Lucky

Written by: Blake Edwards

Starring: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 October 1959 ?

  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
Famous Birthdays:
  • Nir Barkat: Israeli businessman and politician Mayor of Jerusalem.
  • Martin Kusch: German philosopher and academic.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Florence Henderson joins Today Show panel
  • The first discotheque opens.

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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1959?

Life magazine


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

The Status Seekers

By: Vance Packard

"An explosive exploration of class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, your community, and your future."

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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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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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