Monday 11 January 1960
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Vicki Peterson in Los Angeles and Nicolas Charrier-Bardot.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to El Paso by Marty Robbins.
In UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates 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 Hawaii 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 11 January 1960 ?
- Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
- Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
- Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
- Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Nepal - Unity Day.
- Albania - Republic Day (1946).
- Vicki Peterson in Los Angeles: California, USA; rocker (Bangles - "Walk Like an Egyptian").
- Nicolas Charrier-Bardot: French noted family, the son of Bridget Bardot and Jacques Charrier, her second husband.
- Johan E Elias: Dutch historian (Elias Family), dies at age 84.
- Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts.
- Henry Lee Lucas, once listed as America's most prolific serial killer, commits his first known murder.
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
- Freddie Cannon - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
- Johnny Preston - Running Bear
- Miss Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt
- Paul Anka - It's Time To Cry
- Jimmy Clanton - Go, Jimmy, Go
- Connie Francis - Among My Souvenirs
- Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes
- Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number
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