Historical Events in October 1959

  • Oct 1 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature a NY team (LA vs Chic)
  • Oct 2 Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" premieres on CBS-TV
  • Oct 3 13th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-1 at Montreal
  • Oct 4 1st World Series game played west of St Louis (in LA)

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Oct 4 Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Oct 4 Dmitri Sjostakovitch 1st Cello concert premieres in Leningrad
  • Oct 4 LA Dodgers set World Series attendance record at 92,394
  • Oct 4 Netherlands beats Belgium 9-1
  • Oct 4 USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side
  • Oct 6 Single game World Series attendence record set (92,706 in LA)
  • Oct 6 Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon
  • Oct 7 "Happy Town" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Oct 7 Far side of Moon seen for the 1st time, courtesy of USSR's Luna 3 space probe

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Oct 7 "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
  • Oct 8 "At the Drop of a Hat" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 216 performances
  • Oct 8 Conservatives win British general election
  • Oct 8 LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2 in 56th World Series

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Oct 9 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Oct 10 "Happy Town" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Oct 10 Lee Harvey Oswald signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki
  • Oct 10 Pan Am begins regular flights around the world
  • Oct 11 KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 12 At the national congress of APRA in Peru a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party. They will later form APRA Rebelde.
  • Oct 14 WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 15 "Untouchables" premieres
  • Oct 15 KNDO TV channel 23 in Yakima, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 17 "Billy Barnes Revue" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • Oct 17 Queen Elizabeth is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse
  • Oct 17 Stinchcomb Memorial in Cleveland Metroparks' dedicated
  • Oct 19 Florence Henderson joins Today Show panel
  • Oct 19 William Gibson's "Miracle Worker" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 20 Clark Griffith of Senators says team will not move the franchise
  • Oct 20 WABG TV channel 6 in Greenwood-Greenville, MS (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 21 Contra revolutionaries bomb Havana

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Oct 21 Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens (NYC)

  • Oct 21 Players Association approves 2 All-Star Games in 1960, to be held in KC & NY
  • Oct 22 Bob Merrill's musical "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 448 performances
  • Oct 23 Chinese troops move into India, 17 die
  • Oct 24 US premier of D Sjostakovitch's 1st Cello concert
  • Oct 27 Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico
  • Oct 28 Buffalo Bills enter AFL
  • Oct 28 Jean Genet's "Les Negres" premieres in Paris
  • Oct 29 10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced
  • Oct 31 Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to USA
  • Oct 31 USSR & Egypt sign contracts for building Aswan Dam