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Monday 12 December 1960

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It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. In UK It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Cinderfella, directed by Frank Tashlin, 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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Cinderfella

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn, Judith Anderson

Country: United States

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Exodus

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson

Country: United States

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Swiss Family Robinson

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur

Country: United States

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The Sundowners

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov

Country: United States

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Village of the Damned

Directed by: Wolf Rilla

Starring: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Martin Stephens

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Cheaters

Starring: John Ireland, Robert Ayres

Country: United Kingdom

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Maigret

Written by: Georges Simenon

Starring: Rupert Davies, Ewen Solon, Neville Jason, Helen Shingler

Country: United Kingdom

BBC Sunday-Night Play

Starring: Brian Rix, Cyril Luckham, Peter Sallis, Joby Blanshard

Country: United Kingdom

The Odd Man

Written by: Edward Boyd

Starring: Edwin Richfield, Keith Barron, Moultrie Kelsall, Sarah Lawson

Country: United Kingdom

The Case of the Dangerous Robin

Written by: John Abernathy, Leo Gordon

Starring: Jean Blake Fleming, Rick Jason

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 December 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
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Facts:
  • The Supreme Court of the United States upholds a lower Federal Court ruling that the State of Louisiana's laws on racial segregation laws are unconstitutional, and overturns them.
  • While Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia visits Brazil, his Imperial Bodyguard leads a military coup against his rule, proclaiming that the emperor's son, Crown Prince Asfa Wossen, is the new emperor.
  • The countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua announce the formation of the Central American Common Market.
  • The U.S. Navy's Commander Leroy Heath (the pilot) and Lieutenant Larry Monroe (the bombardier/navigator) establish a world flight-altitude record of 91,450 feet (27,874 m), with payload, in an A-5 Vigilante twinjet bomber carrying a 1,000 kilogram payload, and they better the previous world record by over four miles (6nbspkm).

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1960?

  • Life: Jill Haworth and Sal Mineo
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Courtney Murray -- Dec. 12, 1960
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7696

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

The #1 New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winnerAllen Drury’s Advise and Consent is one of the high points of 20th Century literature, a seminal work of political fiction—as relevant today as when it was first published.

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Dear And Glorious Physician

By: Taylor Caldwell

The world-famous novel about the triumphant story of St. Luke. Man of science, and Gospel writer. Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, ...

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Poor No More

By: Robert Ruark

Poor No More

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The War Lover

By: John Hersey

THE WAR LOVER is about Buzz Morrow, a pilot who glorifies war and his military duties. Hersey makes the point that wars exist precisely because there are men like Buzz who

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