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Antiwar Film Premieres Around the World

December 18, 2009 |  8:00 am

Dec. 18, 1959, On the Beach 

Stanley Kramer's “On the Beach” opens in 18 countries.

Dec. 18, 1959, On the Beach

"Linus Pauling, a Nobel Prize winner: 'It may be that someday we can look back and say 'On the Beach' is the picture that saved the world."

Dec. 18, 1959, On the Beach

The movie that was supposed to change the world by averting a nuclear holocaust is on Netflix.

Dec. 18, 1959, Holmes Alexander

Holmes Alexander’s columns  appeared in The Times from 1947 to 1963.  His last piece in The Times was published in 1981. Alexander, an author of several books who was a friend of former President Richard Nixon, died Dec. 5, 1985, at the age of 79, but for some curious reason, The Times did not publish his obituary.  

Dec. 18, 1959, Golf Ball

I cut up my share of golf balls as a kid, but nothing ever happened.

Dec. 18, 1959, Sports

Dec. 18, 1959: “There has been a lot of comment from several sources since the departure of Sid Gillman and Don Clark [from USC] that Los Angeles is the toughest city in the world on football coaches. Don't you believe it.”

... And Ted Williams is making $60,000 [$438,438.06 USD 2008].