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Saturday 24 October 1959

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dominique Baert and Gunnar Bakke. 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 Years With Ross by James Thurber was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mr. Lucky.
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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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Movies

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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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
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Books

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

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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The Devil'S Advocate

By: Morris L. West

A terminally ill English priest is sent by the Vatican to a small village in Italy to investigate the life of a local hero and reputed miracle worker who is a

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The Great Imposter

By: Robert Crichton

This book is about the amazing careers of the most spectacular imposters of modern times.

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A Natural History Of New York City

By: John Kieran

How many New Yorkers are aware of the immense variety of wildlife to be found within the limits of their city?

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