Saturday 14 May 1960
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Stuck On You by Elvis Presley.
In UK Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
Pollyanna, directed by David Swift, 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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Which were the important events of 14 May 1960 ?
- St. Carthach the Younger
- DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
- Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Paraguay - Flag Day.
- St. Maria Dominic Mazzarello
- St. Just
- St. Engelmer
- St. Vincent of Lerins
- St. Victor and Corona
- St. Boniface of Tarsus
- St. Michael Garicoits
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: St. Matthias (Apostle)
- St. Engelmund
- Frank Nobilo in Auckland: New Zealand; Australasia golfer.
- Frank Nobilo: New Zealander professional golfer: PGA Tour.
- ''Dr Death'' Steve Williams: American wrestler (d. 2009).
- Anne Clark: English singer-songwriter and poet.
- Ronan Tynan: Irish tenor (The Irish Tenors).
- Death : American football player and wrestler (d. 2009)
- Alec Dankworth: British musician and noted family, the son of John Dankworth and Cleo Laine. After graduating from college in Boston in 1978, bassist Alec joined his parents on an American tour for his apprenticeship, 1980 to '83. By 1990 he had established his own solid reputation on both sides of the Atlantic. When his dad formed the Generation Band, he joined the group to continue touring. His dad John died at age 82 on February 6, 2010.
- Christian Degoul: French homicide; with the aid of his mistress, killed his wife 1/30/1982.
- At the Drop of a Hat closes at John Golden NYC after 216 performances
- USSR launch 1st (unmanned) space capsule
- The Kenyan African National Congress Party is founded in Kenya, when 3 political parties join forces.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown
- Elvis Presley - Stuck On You
- The Brothers Four - Greenfields
- Connie Stevens - Sixteen Reasons
- Johnny Horton - Sink The Bismarck
- Jackie Wilson - Night
- The Browns - The Old Lamplighter
- Johnny Preston - Cradle Of Love
- Billy Bland - Let The Little Girl Dance
- Neil Sedaka - Stairway To Heaven
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