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" 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