Monday 5 September 1960
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of September people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley.
In UK Apache by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
Let's Make Love, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 5 September 1960 ?
- Rob Stull: Damascus, Maryland -- US pentathlete (1992 Olympics).
- Willie Gault bob sledder/NFL receiver (Chicago Bears: Los Angeles Raiders).
- Don Kulick: Swedish anthropologist and academic.
- Candy Maldonado: Puerto Rican baseball player manager and sportscaster.
- Kihachirō Uemura: Japanese actor and voice actor.
- Dayo Wong: Hong Kong comedian and actor
- President Kasavubu fires Premier Lumumba of Congo
- Wilma Rudolph wins her 2nd gold medal
- Cassius Clay captures the Olympic light heavyweight gold medal.
- The poet Leopold Sedar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
- The boxer Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) is awarded the gold medal for his first place in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- The Ventures - Walk -- Don't Run
- Bobby Rydell - Volare
- Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
- Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
- Donnie Brooks - Mission Bell
- Hank Ballard and the Midnighters - Finger Poppin' Time
- Connie Francis - My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own
- Ferrante and Teicher - Theme From The Apartment
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