Events in History in October 1959

  • Oct 4 Dmitri Sjostakovitch 1st Cello concert premieres in Leningrad
  • Oct 4 Netherlands beats Belgium 9-1
  • Oct 4 USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side
  • Oct 6 Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon

CommunicationFar Side of the Moon Revealed

Oct 7 Far side of Moon seen for the 1st time, courtesy of USSR's Luna 3 space probe

  • Oct 8 Conservatives win British general election

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Oct 9 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Oct 10 Lee Harvey Oswald signs guestbook in hotel Helsinki
  • Oct 10 Pan Am begins regular flights around the world
  • 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 15 "Untouchables" premieres
  • 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 21 Contra revolutionaries bomb Havana

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Oct 21 Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in New York

  • Oct 21 Players Association approves 2 All-Star Games in 1960, to be held in KC & NY
  • 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 Jean Genet's "Les Negres" premieres in Paris

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Oct 29 "Asterix" is first published in the French magazine "Pilote" by Rene Goscinny, illustrated by Albert Uderzo

Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
Cartoonist Albert Uderzo
Cartoonist
Albert Uderzo