Tuesday 24 May 1960
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers.
Pollyanna, directed by David Swift, 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 24 May 1960 ?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Brian Quinn: Soccer Player.
- Guy Fletcher: English keyboard player guitarist and producer (Dire Straits and The Notting Hillbillies).
- Doug Jones: American actor.
- Paul McCreesh: English conductor.
- Kristin Thomas: English-French actress and singer.
- Kristin Scott Thomas: English actress
- Pete Metzelaars NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers: Green Bay Packers, BC Lions).
- Avraham Arnon: Israeli educator and a recipient of the Israel Prize (Born 1887).
- 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed
- Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordon Caulle begins to erupt.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown
- Elvis Presley - Stuck On You
- Jimmy Jones - Good Timin'
- The Brothers Four - Greenfields
- Jackie Wilson - Night
- Connie Stevens - Sixteen Reasons
- Johnny Preston - Cradle Of Love
- Jeanne Black - He'll Have To Stay
- Billy Bland - Let The Little Girl Dance
- Anita Bryant - Paper Roses
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