Friday 5 February 1960
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 February 1960 ?
- Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
- Saint Bertolf
- Jane Geddes in Huntington: New York, USA; LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open).
- Aris Christofellis: Greek soprano and musicologist.
- Bonnie Crombie: Canadian politician 6th Mayor of Mississauga.
- Chris Gabrieli: American venture capitalist, a self-made millionaire, and political hopeful, he ran three times for political office in Massachusetts and lost.
- William John Readings: Literary theorist.
- Rudolf Nelson: Composer, dies at 81.
- The first CERN particle accelerator becomes operational in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Southern California.
- Adolph Coors III, the chairman of the board of the Coors Brewing Company, is kidnapped, and his captors demand a ransom of $500,000. Coors was later found murdered, and Joseph Corbett, Jr., is indicted for the crime.
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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
- Jimmy Jones - Handy Man
- Freddie Cannon - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
- Where Or When - Dion and the Belmonts
- Jimmy Clanton - Go, Jimmy, Go
- Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes
- Frankie Avalon - Why
- Miss Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt
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