Sunday 15 May 1960
It was Sunday, 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 15 May 1960 ?
- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
- International conscientious objectors' day.
- Buddha's Birthday in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea (2005).
- United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- International day of families.
- Teacher's Day in Mexico (Dfa del Maestro) and South Korea (??? ?).
- Saint Dymphna
- Saint Achillius
- Saint Gerebern
- Saint Isidore the Labourer
- Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Saint Reticius
- Saint Denise
- Slovenia - Day of Slovenian armed forces.
- Rob Bowman: American director and producer.
- Rhonda Burchmore: Australian actress singer and dancer.
- R Kuhaneswaran: Sri Lankan politician.
- Rimas Kurtinaitis: Lithuanian basketball player and coach.
- Greg Wise: English actor and producer.
- KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting
- Sputnik 4 launched into Earth orbit; later recovery failed
- Taxes took 25% of earnings in US
- Chicago Cubs' Don Cardwell no-hits Saint Louis Cardinals, 4-0.
- The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 4.
- The satellite Sputnik 4 is launched into orbit by the Soviet Union.
- Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev demands an apology from President Dwight D. Eisenhower for the U-2 reconnaissance plane flights over the Soviet Union, thus aborting the summit meeting scheduled for Paris in 1960.
- Theodore Maiman operates the first laser.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - Stuck On You
- The Brothers Four - Greenfields
- The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown
- Jackie Wilson - Night
- Connie Stevens - Sixteen Reasons
- Johnny Horton - Sink The Bismarck
- The Browns - The Old Lamplighter
- Johnny Preston - Cradle Of Love
- Neil Sedaka - Stairway To Heaven
- Billy Bland - Let The Little Girl Dance
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