Sunday 17 July 1960
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Karen Elaine Price and Scott Norwood.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Alley-Oop by Hollywood Argyles.
In UK Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones was in the top 5 hits.
Inherit the Wind, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
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Which were the important events of 17 July 1960 ?
- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
- Karen Elaine Price: Pasadena, California -- Playmate (January, 1981).
- Scott Norwood: NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills - Super Bowl XXV goat).
- Mark Burnett: English-born television producer.
- Kim Barnett: English cricketer and coach.
- Nancy Giles: NYC, New York -- Actress (Connie-Delta, Off Beat, Big, Angie).
- Robin Shou: Martial arts actor (Mortal Kombat, Beverly Hills Ninja)
- Dawn Upshaw: American soprano
- Jan Wouters: Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV)
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Hollywood Argyles - Alley-Oop
- Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
- Connie Francis - Everybody's Somebody's Fool
- Duane Eddy - Because They're Young
- The Fendermen - Mule Skinner Blues
- Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)
- Brenda Lee - That's All You Gotta Do
- Paul Anka - My Home Town
- Dinah Washington - A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love)
- The Everly Brothers - When Will I Be Loved
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