Saturday 30 January 1960
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tony O'Dell in Pasadena and Alex Titomirov.
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
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Somerset Maugham Hour.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 January 1960 ?
- Tony O'Dell in Pasadena: California, USA; actor (Alan Pinkard - Head of the Class).
- Alex Titomirov: Russian-born American businessman.
- Gerald Finley: Canadian opera singer.
- CIA OKs Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft (Oxcart)
- US Central Intelligence Agency okays Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft (Oxcart).
- US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss.
- Riot curtails third day's play at Port-Of-Spain, West Indies versus England.
- The African National Party is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Preston - Running Bear
- Marty Robbins - El Paso
- Frankie Avalon - Why
- Mark Dinning - Teen Angel
- Freddie Cannon - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
- Miss Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt
- Andy Williams - The Village Of St. Bernadette
- Jimmy Clanton - Go, Jimmy, Go
- Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes
- Dion and the Belmonts - Where Or When
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