Saturday 8 October 1960
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lorenzo Mila and Francois Perusse.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own by Connie Francis.
In UK Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance was in the top 5 hits.
Midnight Lace, directed by David Miller, 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 King Leonardo and His Short Subjects.
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- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Lorenzo Mila: Spanish newscaster.
- Francois Perusse: Quebec humorist.
- Reed Hastings: American businessman and entrepreneur.
- Andrea Anastasi: Italian volleyball player and coach.
- Rano Karno: Indonesian actor and politician.
- Lorenzo Milá: Spanish journalist and actor
- Ralf Minge: German footballer and manager
- François Pérusse: Canadian singer-songwriter and comedian
- Mike Teague: English rugby player
- Bobby Richarson hits a world series grand slammer (World Series #57).
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Connie Francis - My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own
- Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
- Larry Verne - Mr. Custer
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Jimmy Charles - A Million To One
- The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
- Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
- The Ventures - Walk -- Don't Run
- The Everly Brothers - So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
- Ferrante and Teicher - Theme From The Apartment
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