Thursday 1 December 1960
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Carol Alt[man] in Queens and Stéphane Peyron.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley.
In UK It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
The Sundowners, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years.
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1960 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Carol Alt[man] in Queens: New York, USA; model/actress (Private Parts).
- Stéphane Peyron: French windsurfer, producer, and documentary maker.
- Carol Alt: American model and actress.
- Shirin Rai: Indian-English political scientist and academic.
- Jane Turner: Australian actress producer and screenwriter.
- Ion Vasilescu: Composer, dies at 57.
- Patrice Lumumba caught in the Congo
- Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome To-Night?
- Floyd Cramer - Last Date
- Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay
- Johnny Tillotson - Poetry In Motion
- Kathy Young - A Thousand Stars
- U.S. Bonds - New Orleans
- Johnny Horton - North To Alaska
- Jackie Wilson - Alone At Last
- Hank Ballard and the Midnighters - Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go
- Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
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