Tuesday 22 March 1960
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Laurie Sargent and Cinzia De Carolis.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith.
In UK Running Bear by Johnny Preston was in the top 5 hits.
The Cranes are Flying, directed by Mikhail Kalatozov, 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 Pony Express.
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Which were the important events of 22 March 1960 ?
- Blessed Genta of Maaseik
- The fourth day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- World Water Day.
- Easter Sunday - 1818, 2285. In the Gregorian Calendar 22 March is the earliest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (25th April is the latest).
- Saint Octavian
- Saint Lea of Rome
- Saint Reinhilde of Ghent
- Laurie Sargent: rock vocalist (Face To Face).
- Cinzia De Carolis: Italian actress, voice actress, dialogue writer, director and singer.
- Tarmo Laht: Estonian architect.
- Lauri Vahtre: Estonian historian and politician.
- Jose Antonio Aguirre: Basque politician (Born 1904).
- 1st patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes
- AL Schawlow and C H Townes obtain patent for the laser
- Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Percy Faith - The Theme From A Summer Place
- Jim Reeves - He'll Have To Go
- Bobby Rydell - Wild One
- Jimmy Jones - Handy Man
- Dinah Washington - Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
- Jack Scott - What In The World's Come Over You
- Paul Anka - Puppy Love
- Brenda Lee - Sweet Nothin's
- Mark Dinning - Teen Angel
- The Platters - Harbor Lights
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