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Wednesday 19 October 1960

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dawn Coe-Jones and Woody. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Save The Last Dance For Me by The Drifters. In UK Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance was in the top 5 hits. The Alamo, directed by John Wayne, 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 BBC Sunday-Night Play.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Alamo

Directed by: John Wayne

Starring: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey

Country: United States

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The Magnificent Seven

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson

Country: United States

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Midnight Lace

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin

Country: United States

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The 39 Steps

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Kenneth More, Taina Elg, Brenda De Banzie

Country: United States

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Spartacus

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

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

The Case of the Dangerous Robin

Written by: John Abernathy, Leo Gordon

Starring: Jean Blake Fleming, Rick Jason

Country: United States

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 19 October 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dawn Coe-Jones: Campbell River, British Columbia -- LPGA golfer (1992 Kemper Open).
  • Woody: Rocker (Voice of Beehive-Let it Bee).
  • Mark Davis: American pro baseball pitcher who pitched in the All-Star Games of 1988 and 1989 for the National League.
  • Jennifer Holliday: Houston, Texas -- Singer / actress (Dream Girls).
  • Takeshi Koshida: Japanese footballer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • George Wallace: American politician who was the Democratic Governor of Alabama, beginning in 1963, for three terms.
Facts:
  • KWCS (now KOOG) TV channel 30 in Ogden, UT (IND) begins broadcasting
  • US imposes embargo on exports to Cuba
  • The US imposes an embargo on exports to Cuba.
  • Martin Luther King Jr arrested in Atlanta, Georgia sit-in.
  • France grants Mauritania independence.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Henry Cabot Lodge and wife Emily
  • Time: President of the seven-campus University of California, the largest college complex in the U.S.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7688

Books

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

Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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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

Stated First Edition in Very Good condition. Former owner taped the inside flaps to the boards, so tape ghosts at the outsides of the boards and tape ghosts on the flys.

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The War Lover

By: John Hersey

Vintage paperback

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