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Thursday 21 January 1960

1960-01-21

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Running Bear by Johnny Preston. In UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates was in the top 5 hits. Our Man in Havana, directed by Carol Reed, 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 in the last 30 days ?

Our Man in Havana

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives

Country: United States

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The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Denjir kchi, Susumu Fujita, Kenichi Enomoto

Country: United States

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Directed by: Jean Yarbrough

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Baer

Country: United States

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Drunken Angel

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Toshir Mifune, Reisabur Yamamoto

Country: United States

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Solomon and Sheba

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Home Run Derby

Starring: Mark Scott, Art Passarella

Country: United States

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The New Adventures of Pinocchio

Starring: Joan Fowler, Stan Francis, Larry D. Mann, Jack Mather

Country: United States

Celebrity Golf

Starring: Sam Snead, Harry von Zell, Randolph Scott, Hoagy Carmichael

Country: United States

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All Our Yesterdays

Starring: Bernard Braden, James Cameron, Brian Inglis

Country: United Kingdom

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The Three Stooges Show

Starring: Hal Fryar, Curley Myers, Larry Vincent

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
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Facts:
  • Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook South Africa, 417 die of methane poisoning
  • Little Joe 1B, a Mercury spacecraft, lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia with Miss Sam, a female rhesus monkey on board.
  • Avianca Flight 671 crashes and burns upon landing at Montego Bay, Jamaica, killing 37. It is the worst air disaster in Jamaica's history and the first for Avianca.
  • In France, President Charles de Gaulle fires Jacques Massu, the commander-in-chief of the French troops in Algeria.
  • Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh descend into the Mariana Trench in the ''bathyscaphe Trieste'', reaching the depth of 10,911 meters (35,797 feet) and become the first human beings to reach the lowest spot on Earth.

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Books

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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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