Monday 8 August 1960
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini by Brian Hyland.
In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
Ocean's Eleven, directed by Lewis Milestone, 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 8 August 1960 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Cheyne Horan: Australian pro surfer from Sydney's Bondi Beach; runner-up to the world championship in 1978, 1979, 1981, and 1982.
- Mustafa Balbay: Turkish journalist and politician.
- Ulrich Maly: German politician 16th Mayor of Nuremberg.
- Feret Patrick: French homicide; stabbed then hanged his rival 10/10/1987.
- Danton Walker: Columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61.
- Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini hits #1
- Ivory Coast declares independence
- South Kasai secedes from the Congo.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
- Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
- Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
- Hollywood Argyles - Alley-Oop
- The Ventures - Walk -- Don't Run
- Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)
- Safaris - Image Of A Girl
- Fats Domino - Walking To New Orleans
- Ray Peterson - Tell Laura I Love Her
- Hank Locklin - Please Help Me, I'm Falling
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