Thursday 7 January 1960, Orthodox Christmas
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include David Marciano in Newark and Tierre Turner in Detroit.
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.
On TV people were watching The Adventures of the Terrible Ten.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 January 1960 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- David Marciano in Newark: New Jersey, USA; actor (Detective Ray Vecchio - Due South).
- Tierre Turner in Detroit: Michigan, USA; actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop and the Kid).
- Arnold Princeton: American black jazz musician on keyboard and bass guitar.
- Loretta Sanchez: American politician, U.S.
- Luis da Costa: Composer, dies at 80.
- Dorothea Douglass Chambers (aka Katharine Lambert Chambers): UK tennis player (Born 1878).
- The Polaris missile is test launched.
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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