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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 1959.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on October 1959: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1959?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1959 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature a New York team (LA vs. Chic)
  • 02 Oct 1959 The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.
  • 03 Oct 1959 13th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-1 at Montreal
  • 04 Oct 1959 1st World Series game played west of St. Louis (in LA)
  • 06 Oct 1959 Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon
  • 07 Oct 1959 Happy Town opens at 84th St. Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 08 Oct 1959 At the Drop of a Hat opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 216 performances
  • 09 Oct 1959 1st phone call between auto and plane (Delaware)
  • 10 Oct 1959 Happy Town closes at 84th St. Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 11 Oct 1959 KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 12 Oct 1959 At the national congress of APRA in Peru a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party. They will later form APRA Rebelde.
  • 13 Oct 1959 In Hamlet, Indiana, USA a building is hit by a falling meteorite.
  • 14 Oct 1959 WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 15 Oct 1959 Untouchables premieres
  • 17 Oct 1959 Billy Barnes Revue closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 19 Oct 1959 Florence Henderson joins Today Show panel
  • 20 Oct 1959 Clark Griffith of Senators says team will not move the franchise
  • 21 Oct 1959 Contra revolutionaries bomb Havana
  • 22 Oct 1959 Take Me Along opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 448 performances
  • 23 Oct 1959 Chinese troops move into India, 17 die
  • 26 Oct 1959 First photographs taken of the far side of the Moon, by Luna 3.
  • 27 Oct 1959 Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico.
  • 28 Oct 1959 Buffalo Bills enter the AFL.
  • 31 Oct 1959 Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to renounce his American citizenship at the US Embassy in Moscow, USSR.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Bridge

The Bridge

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Bernhard Wicki

Starring: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz, Frank Glaubrecht

Country: United States of America

Odds Against Tomorrow

Odds Against Tomorrow

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

Third Man on the Mountain

Third Man on the Mountain

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Ken Annakin

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

A Summer Place

A Summer Place

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1959?
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Advise And Consent by Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Advise And Consent

The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

The Ugly American

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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.

Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell

Dear And Glorious Physician

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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, …

The Lotus Eaters by Gerald Green

The Lotus Eaters

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The Years With Ross by James Thurber

The Years With Ross

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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,