What Happened on October 7, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Happy Town" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 5 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

"Pillow Talk" a film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson is first released

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • Far side of Moon seen for the 1st time, courtesy of USSR's Luna 3 space probe

Famous Birthdays

  • Dylan Baker, American character actor
  • Jean-Marc Fournier, French-Canadian politician
  • Lourdes Flores, Peruvian politician
  • Penny Graeber, Australian golfer (1990 6th Vic Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Simon Cowell, English recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol), born in London

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell

Famous Deaths

  • Mario Lanza, opera singer, dies at 38 of a heart attack
  • PM Kassem of Iraq, assassinated