Wednesday 23 March 1960
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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.
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Which were the important events of 23 March 1960 ?
- Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
- Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
- Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
- Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
- Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo (died 1606)
- Saint Ethelwald
- Saint Victorian
- Roman Empire - The fifth and final day of Quinquatria, held in honor of Minerva.
- Haris Romas: Greek actor composer and screenwriter.
- Oscar Michael Moore: Journalist.
- Terry Sweeney in Saint Albans: New York, USA; writer/comedian (Saturday Night Live).
- Nicol Stephen: Scottish politician, a Member of Parliament elected 11/07/1992 to replace Alick Buchanan-Smith, who died 8/29/1991.
- Patrick-Marc Mottier: French race horse jockey, the son of Gérard Mottier.
- Raphael Ferrer: American noted family, the son of Rosemary Clooney and husband Jose Ferrer.
- Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit
- Explorer 8 fails to reach Earth orbit.
- Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev meets French president Charles de Gaulle in Paris.
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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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