Thursday 9 June 1960
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nancy Taylor and Bernard Cogniaux.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers.
In UK Three Steps To Heaven by Eddie Cochran was in the top 5 hits.
Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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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- Saint Efrem=Saint Ephraim, deacon, Doctor of the Church
- Blessed Diana d'Andalo
- Saint Pelagia, virgin, martyr [BLS]
- Saint Vincent, deacon, martyr [BLS]
- Blessed Richard, bishop of Andria, Apulia
- Saint Liborius, bishop (of LeMans), confessor [GTZ: LeMans]
- Saint Edmund, bishop of Canturbury, confessor (Translation day) [GTZ: England]
- Saint Diomedes
- =? Blessed Columba, abbot, confessor [GTZ: Scotland]
- Saint Columba (called Saint Columcille in Ireland, where he is honoured as one of the islands three patron saints)
- Saint Alexander, martyr [GTZ: Russia]
- Roman Empire paganism - third day of the Vestalia in honor of the goddess Vesta
- Saint Primus and Felicianus, martyrs [common]
- Nancy Taylor: San Francisco, California -- LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester International-54th).
- Bernard Cogniaux: Belgian actor, writer, director, and drama teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Mons.
- Troy Landry: Reality Star.
- Steve Paikin: Canadian journalist and author.
- ABC and AFL sign a 5 year contract
- Typhoon Mary in China killed at least 1,600
- Violent demonstrations at Tokyo University result in 182 arrests, 589 injuries.
- The BC Ferries company, later to become the second-largest ferry operator in th world, commences service between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, British Columbia, Canada.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown
- Elvis Presley - Stuck On You
- Jimmy Jones - Good Timin'
- Jeanne Black - He'll Have To Stay
- Jack Scott - Burning Bridges
- Anita Bryant - Paper Roses
- Jackie Wilson - Night
- Connie Francis - Everybody's Somebody's Fool
- Ron Holden - Love You So
- The Brothers Four - Greenfields
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