Friday 12 August 1960
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini by Brian Hyland.
In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, 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..
Which were the most popular movies released this week ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 12 August 1960 ?
- Lonny Chin: Liverpool, England -- Playmate (Jan, 1983).
- Greg Thomas: Welsh-English cricketer.
- Eduardo Tokeshi: Peruvian painter.
- Morty Black: heavy metal rocker (TNT - "Seven Seas").
- Laurent Fignon: French athlete, a cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1983 and 1984).
- 27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)
- Echo 1, 1st communications satellite, is launched
- USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 41,600 m
- US Air Force Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 41,600m.
- Echo I, first communications satellite, is launched.
- Echo 1A, NASA's first successful communications satellite, is launched.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
- Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
- Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
- Hollywood Argyles - Alley-Oop
- The Ventures - Walk -- Don't Run
- Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)
- Safaris - Image Of A Girl
- Fats Domino - Walking To New Orleans
- Ray Peterson - Tell Laura I Love Her
- Hank Locklin - Please Help Me, I'm Falling
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