Tuesday 5 January 1960
It was Tuesday, 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 El Paso by Marty Robbins.
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 5 January 1960 ?
- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Phil Thornalley: English bass guitarist (The Cure).
- Bettina Tietjen: German television presenter and talkshow host.
- Glenn Stromberg: Swedish footballer.
- Steve Jones: British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series).
- Glenn Strömberg: Swedish footballer and sportscaster.
- Pavel P Parenago: Russian cosmonaut, dies at age 53.
- Continental League, a proposed third major baseball league, gets an assurance of congressional support from New York Senator Kenneth Keating.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Marty Robbins - El Paso
- Frankie Avalon - Why
- Miss Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt
- Johnny Preston - Running Bear
- Freddie Cannon - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
- Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number
- Paul Anka - It's Time To Cry
- Connie Francis - Among My Souvenirs
- Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes
- Jimmy Clanton - Go, Jimmy, Go
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