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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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Interstellar

Interstellar

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Country: United States of America

Dosti

Dosti

Directed by: Satyen Bose

Starring: Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan, Baby Farida

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Country: United States of America

Laura

Laura

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran

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

Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone

Twixt Twelve And Twenty

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Vintage paperback

The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

The Elements Of Style

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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.

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.

The Thirteenth Apostle by Eugene Vale

The Thirteenth Apostle

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Los Angeles Times: "This is the stuff of which great novels are made . . . A powerful and significant book."This