Wednesday 10 February 1960
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lionel Cartwright and Robert Addie.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Teen Angel by Mark Dinning.
In UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits.
Sink the Bismarck!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, 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 Somerset Maugham Hour.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 10 February 1960 ?
- Catholicism - Saint Scholastica; World Marriage Day.
- Malta - St. Paul's Shipwreck day. Catholicism in Malta.
- Saint Silvanus
- Saint Charalampe
- Saint Austreberta
- Blessed Arnaud
- Blessed Hugo (d. 1164)
- Italy - National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe to commemorate Italian Istrian and Dalmatian exiliee and Foibe massacres.
- Lionel Cartwright: Ohio, United States -- Country vocalist (I Watched it on the Radio).
- Robert Addie: British actor (d. 2003).
- Pearl Means: American Navajo Indian and social activist, active in teaching the women of the reservations about nutrition, especially in relation to the high level of diabetes in Native Americans.
- Jim Kent: American biologist computer programmer academic.
- Aloysius Stepinac: Croatian cardinal (Born 1898).
- Unsinkable Molly Brown closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 performances
- A conference about the proposed independence of the Belgian Congo begins in Brussels, Belgium.
- The N class blimp ZPG-3W of the U.S. Navy is destroyed during a storm over Massachusetts.
- Twelve Indian soldiers die in clashes with Red Chinese troops along their small common border.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Mark Dinning - Teen Angel
- Johnny Preston - Running Bear
- Where Or When - Dion and the Belmonts
- Marty Robbins - El Paso
- Jimmy Jones - Handy Man
- Conway Twitty - Lonely Blue Boy
- Jack Scott - What In The World's Come Over You
- Jim Reeves - He'll Have To Go
- Frankie Avalon - Why
- Marv Johnson - You Got What It Takes
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