Monday 4 April 1960
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bev Smith and Jonathan Agnew.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith.
In UK My Old Man's A Dustman by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits.
The Unforgiven, directed by John Huston, 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 Pony Express.
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Which were the important events of 4 April 1960 ?
- Blessed Alice (d. 1105)
- Saint Hildebert of Ghent (died 752)
- Lesotho - Heroes' Day
- Taiwan and Hong Kong - Children's Day
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- World Rat Day
- Saint Isidore of Seville, patron saint of the internauts
- International Day for Landmine Awareness and Assistance
- Bev Smith: Armstrong, British Columbia -- Basketball forward (1996 Olympics).
- Jonathan Agnew: British broadcaster / test bowler.
- Jane Eaglin: English soprano.
- Hugo Weaving: Nigerian-born English-Australian actor.
- Jane Eaglen: English soprano.
- Scott Miller: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Game Theory and The Loud Family) (d. 2013)
- 32nd Academy Awards - Ben-Hur, Charlton Heston, and Simone Signoret win.
- Oscar awarded to the Netherlands director Bert Haanstra
- Project Ozma begins at Green Bank radio astronomy center.
- France agrees to grant independence to the Mali Federation, a union of Senegal and French Sudan.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Percy Faith - The Theme From A Summer Place
- Paul Anka - Puppy Love
- Bobby Rydell - Wild One
- Jim Reeves - He'll Have To Go
- Brenda Lee - Sweet Nothin's
- Johnny Horton - Sink The Bismarck
- Steve Lawrence - Footsteps
- The Platters - Harbor Lights
- Connie Francis - Mama
- Dinah Washington - Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
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