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Friday 2 September 1960

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 2, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christophe Caresche and John S Hall. In that special week of September people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley. In UK Apache by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. Let's Make Love, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while The Leopard by Guiseppe di Lampedusa was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Police Surgeon.
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What the sky looked like on 2 September 1960

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Movies

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Let's Make Love

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Frankie Vaughan

Country: United States

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Piccadilly Third Stop

Directed by: Wolf Rilla

Starring: Terence Morgan, Yôko Tani, John Crawford, Mai Zetterling

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Colossus and the Amazon Queen

Directed by: Vittorio Sala

Starring: Dorian Gray, Rod Taylor, Gianna Maria Canale, Ed Fury

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Les vieux de la vieille

Directed by: Gilles Grangier

Starring: Pierre Fresnay, Jean Gabin, Noël-Noël, Bruno Balp

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Sex Kittens Go to College

Directed by: Albert Zugsmith

Starring: Mamie Van Doren, Tuesday Weld, Mijanou Bardot, Mickey Shaughnessy

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TV Series

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

Police Surgeon

Written by: Sydney Newman

Starring: Ian Hendry, John Warwick

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Coronado 9

Starring: Rod Cameron

Country: United States

The Tall Man

Written by: Samuel A. Peeples

Starring: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager

Country: United States

Assignment: Underwater

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 September 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • Mauritius - Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Also see September 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Sophia
  • Sedan Day (Sedantag) - traditional national German holiday (see Sedan, France) that commemorates Prussia's victory over France in 1870, making the German Empire a reality.
  • Transnistria - Independence day, note Transnistria is not an internationally recognized independent state
Famous Birthdays:
  • Christophe Caresche: French left wing politician, a member of the National Assembly of France.
  • Hideo Yoshizawa: Japanese video game designer and executive, General Manager at Namco Bandai Holdings.
  • John S Hall: American poet and spoken-word artist.
  • Eric Dickerson: Texas, United States -- NFL halfback (LA Rams, Colts / 2,105 yards in 1984).
  • Kristin Halvorsen: Norwegian politician Norwegian Minister of Finance.
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Facts:
  • Tamara and Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold
  • The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day.
  • 1960 Summer Olympic Games: Cassius Clay wins the gold medal in light-heavyweight boxing.
  • The Congolese president, Joseph Kasavubu, fires Patrice Lumumba's entire government, and also places Lumumba under house arrest.

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Planetary positions on September 02, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Leopard

By: Guiseppe di Lampedusa

The Sicilian prince, Don Fabrizio, hero of Lampedusa's great and only novel, is described as enormous in size, in intellect, and in sensuality.

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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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How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

By: Nicolas Darvas

2011 reprint of 1960 edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Hungarian by birth, Nicolas Darvas trained as an economist at the University of Budapest.

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The Good Years

By: Walter Lord

1900-1914 They were the years of T.R. and trust busting, "the full dinner pail," the Model T Ford, the Wright Brothers' flying machine; the "400," the Bunny Hug and Turkey Trot,

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