Tuesday 12 April 1960
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith.
In UK My Old Man's A Dustman by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits.
The Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, 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 12 April 1960 ?
- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Jimmy Green: American criminal, a gun-runner who was given 15 years prison sentence on 12/12/79.
- Ron MacLean: German-Canadian sportscaster.
- Bert Haanstra wins Oscar for Glass
- Bill Veeck and Chicago Comiskey Park debut the "Exploding Scoreboard".
- Eric Peugeot, the youngest son of the founder of the Peugeot Corporation, is kidnapped in Paris. Then, he is released on April 15 in exchange for $300,000 in ransom.
- United States launches navigation satellite Transit I-b.
- The proposed mass-production of the Blue Streak missile is canceled.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Percy Faith - The Theme From A Summer Place
- The Brothers Four - Greenfields
- Jim Reeves - He'll Have To Go
- Paul Anka - Puppy Love
- Bobby Rydell - Wild One
- Johnny Horton - Sink The Bismarck
- Brenda Lee - Sweet Nothin's
- Steve Lawrence - Footsteps
- Connie Francis - Mama
- Marv Johnson - I Love The Way You Love
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