Wednesday 24 August 1960
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley.
In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 August 1960 ?
- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- David Guillory: Jockey.
- Franz Vienboeck: Austria -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13).
- Kris Monaghan: Spokane, Washington -- Golfer (1990 Red Robin Kyocera Inamori).
- Steven W Lindsey: Arcadia, California -- Major USAF / Astronaut (STS 87, sk:95).
- Steven Lindsey: American astronaut, Lindsey received his bachelor of science degree in engineering sciences from the United States Air Force Academy.
- Cal Ripken: American baseball player: shortstop, Orioles
- Kim Christofte: Danish footballer
- Takashi Miike: Japanese actor director producer and screenwriter
- 60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
- Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
- The Ventures - Walk -- Don't Run
- Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)
- Bobby Rydell - Volare
- Safaris - Image Of A Girl
- Hank Ballard and the Midnighters - Finger Poppin' Time
- Donnie Brooks - Mission Bell
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