Monday 22 February 1960
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith.
In UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits.
Sink the Bismarck!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, 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 22 February 1960 ?
- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- Thomas Galbraith: 2nd Baron Strathclyde Scottish politician Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
- Charles Cullen: American serial killer.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Percy Faith - The Theme From A Summer Place
- Mark Dinning - Teen Angel
- Jimmy Jones - Handy Man
- Jim Reeves - He'll Have To Go
- Jack Scott - What In The World's Come Over You
- Johnny Preston - Running Bear
- The Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me
- Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea
- Conway Twitty - Lonely Blue Boy
- Where Or When - Dion and the Belmonts
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