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Monday 1 February 1960

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 1, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Daniel Rialet and Cindy Gallop. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Running Bear by Johnny Preston. In UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits. Sink the Bismarck!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while May This House Be Safe From Tigers by Alexander King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Showtime.
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Movies

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Sink the Bismarck!

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

Country: United States

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Four Fast Guns

Directed by: William J. Hole Jr.

Starring: James Craig, Martha Vickers, Edgar Buchanan, Brett Halsey

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La Dolce Vita

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Country: United States

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The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

Starring: Ray Danton, Karen Steele, Elaine Stewart, Jesse White

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Hell Bent for Leather

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: Audie Murphy, Felicia Farr, Stephen McNally, Robert Middleton

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Showtime

Directed by: Tom Dey

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Hudson's Bay

Directed by: Irving Pichel

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The Secret Garden

Directed by: Owen Smith

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Overland Trail

Somerset Maugham Hour

Starring: Hugh Williams, Daniel Farson, Ian Hunter

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 February 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
  • The start of Black History Month in the United States.
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Facts:
  • 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth
  • Extreme right-wing rebels in Algiers surrender.
  • 34th Australian Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats J Lehane (7-5, 6-2).
  • Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • 48th Australian Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats N Fraser (5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, 8-6).

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Planetary positions on this day

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Books

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May This House Be Safe From Tigers

By: Alexander King

Author: Alexander King. Memoir. Copyright: 1960. Illustrated with 23 original drawings from the author. 373 pages. Hardcover.

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Fuel For The Flame

By: Alec Waugh

An imaginary island on the Equator has suddenly achieved importance through the discovery of oil - what will happen to the men and women living under the tensions of life on

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The Silent Traveller In Boston

By: Chiang Yee

The Silent Traveller In Boston by Chiang Yee. Illustrations by Chiang Yee. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1959. First Edition.

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The Status Seekers

By: Vance Packard

"An explosive exploration of class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, your community, and your future."

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