Thursday 4 February 1960
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Pamelyn Ferdin and Tim Booth.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Running Bear by Johnny Preston.
In UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits.
Sink the Bismarck!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, 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 Somerset Maugham Hour.
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Which were the important events of 4 February 1960 ?
- Saint Veronica, patron saint of photographers
- Ancient Latvia - Biezputras Diena observed.
- Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948).
- Angolan Anniversary of the Outbreak of Armed Struggle against Portuguese Colonialism.
- Saint Gilbert (d. 1189)
- Saint John Hector de Britto
- Saint Rembert of Torhout
- Pamelyn Ferdin: Actress (Happy Birthday Wanda June, Tool Box Murders).
- Tim Booth: British singer (James).
- Mark Dawson: British-born American entertainment manager (The Iron Maidens).
- Siobhan Dowd: British author and activist (d. 2007).
- Jenette Goldstein: American actress.
- Adrienne King: American actress dancer and painter
- Jonathan Larson: American composer and playwright, dies of aortic aneurysm at age 35 (born 1960).
- BBWAA voters fail to elect a new Hall of Fame member
- Giants move their offices to Candlestick Park
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Preston - Running Bear
- Mark Dinning - Teen Angel
- Marty Robbins - El Paso
- Dion and the Belmonts - Where Or When
- Jimmy Clanton - Go, Jimmy, Go
- Frankie Avalon - Why
- Jimmy Jones - Handy Man
- Miss Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt
- Freddie Cannon - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
- Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes
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