Sunday 3 January 1960
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Why by Frankie Avalon.
In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits.
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 3 January 1960 ?
- The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
- The Festival of Sleep Day
- In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
- Feast day of St Genevieve
- In astronomy the approximate date of Earth's perihelion.
- Bruno Bonhuil: French motorcycle racer.
- Pierre Jovanovic: French-Serbian writer, the author of "An Inquiry into the Existence of Guardian Angels, A Journalist's Investigative Report," M. Evans and Company, Inc, New York, 1995, first published by Editions Filipacchi, Societe Sonodip.
- Bruce LaBruce: Canadian gay cult figure, underground filmmaker, actor, photographer and writer.
- Russell Spence: English race car driver.
- Victor Seastrom: Entertainer, dies at 80.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Frankie Avalon - Why
- Marty Robbins - El Paso
- Miss Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt
- Paul Anka - It's Time To Cry
- Freddie Cannon - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
- Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number
- Connie Francis - Among My Souvenirs
- Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
- Fabian - Hound Dog Man
- Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes
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