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Saturday 31 October 1959, Halloween

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 31, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include François Lamy and Alex Tizon. 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. Third Man on the Mountain, directed by Ken Annakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while This Is My God by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shotgun Slade.
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What the sky looked like on 31 October 1959

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Movies

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Third Man on the Mountain

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Michael Rennie, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, James Donald

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The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

Starring: Eduard Franz, Valerie French, Grant Richards, Henry Daniell

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The Last Days of Pompeii

Directed by: Mario Bonnard

Starring: Steve Reeves, Christine Kaufmann, Fernando Rey, Barbara Carroll

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The Wreck of the Mary Deare

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Emlyn Williams

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Edge of Eternity

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Victoria Shaw, Mickey Shaughnessy, Edgar Buchanan

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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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Holidays:
  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
Famous Birthdays:
  • François Lamy: French politician who, until his appointment as Junior Minister for Urban Affairs at the newly created Ministry of Territorial Equality and Housing by President François Hollande on 16 May 2012, was a member of the National Assembly of France where he represented the 6th constituency of Essonne on behalf of the Socialist Party.
  • Alex Tizon: Author.
  • Ann Henricksson: St. Paul, Minnesota -- Tennis star.
  • Mats Naslund: Swedish ice hockey player.
  • Stephanie Allain: Producer.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to renounce his American citizenship at the US Embassy in Moscow, USSR.
  • USSR and Egypt sign contracts for building Aswan Dam
  • Riots break out in the Belgian Congo.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 31, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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This Is My God

By: Herman Wouk

This Is My God is Herman Wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, Israel at Forty.

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Groucho And Me

By: Groucho Marx

With impeccable timing, outrageous humor, irreverent wit, and a superb sense of the ridiculous, Groucho tells the saga of the Marx Brothers: the poverty of their childhood in New York's Upper

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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 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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