It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Running Bear by Johnny Preston. In UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates was in the top 5 hits. Our Man in Havana, directed by Carol Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Wednesday, 27 January 1960 ?


Holidays
  • UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
  • Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
  • Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
  • Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
  • Denmark ? Auschwitzdag (Auschwitz Day; commemoration day for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocide).
  • Serbia ? St. Sava Day.
  • United Kingdom ? Holocaust Memorial Day.

Famous People born
Sarah Kennedy in Coquille: Ohio, USA; comedienne (Laugh in).
Bernd Stieler: German footballer

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1960 ?

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

The Leopard

by Giuseppe di Lampedusa


Set in the 1860s, The Leopard tells the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution. The dramatic sweep and richness of observation, the seamless intertwining of public and private worlds, and the grasp of human frailty imbue The Leopard with its particular melancholy beauty and power, and place it among the greatest historical novels of our time.Although

The Chapman Report by Irving Wallace

The Chapman Report

by Irving Wallace


The fictional story of intrigue, dishonesty and relationships between men and women as chronicled in a years long study of female sex habits. His fifth book made into the 1962 George Cukor directed film featuring Shelley Winters, Jane Fonda, Claire Bloom, Glynis Johns, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Ourselves to Know by John O'Hara

Ourselves to Know

by John O'Hara


"HAVE YOU HAD AN AFFAIR WITH ANOTHER MAN?" ROBERT MILLHOUSER ASKED HIS WIFE. "YES I HAVE," SHE TOLD HIM BRUTALLY...

The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase

The Lovely Ambition

by Mary Ellen Chase


“Readers who have come to expect Miss Chase to provide stunning evocations of time and place, particularly of nineteenth-century Maine, will not be disappointed by The Lovely Ambition.”

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