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Friday 5 August 1960

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 5, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gérard Onesta and Laurent Dominati. In that special week of August people in US were listening to I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Black Sunday, directed by Mario Bava, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while Trustee From The Toolroom by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Sister Eileen.
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What the sky looked like on 5 August 1960

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Movies

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Black Sunday

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani

Country: United States

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Ocean's Eleven

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford

Country: United States

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It Started in Naples

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica, Marietto

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Goliath and the Dragon

Directed by: Vittorio Cottafavi

Starring: Mark Forest, Broderick Crawford, Gaby André, Renato Terra

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Dentist in the Chair

Directed by: Don Chaffey

Starring: Bob Monkhouse, Peggy Cummins, Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker

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TV Series

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My Sister Eileen

Directed by: Richard Quine

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Here Lies Miss Sabry

Lady for a Day

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Arthur Meighen: Canadian lawyer and politician 9th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1960).
Facts:
  • Burkina (formerly Upper Volta) declares independence from France
  • Cuban Revolution: In response to a United States embargo against Cuba, Fidel Castro nationalizes all American and foreign-owned property in Cuba.
  • In the Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville), now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Albert Kalonji declares the independence of the ampquotAutonomous State of South Kasaiampquot.

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Planetary positions on this day

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Books

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Trustee From The Toolroom

By: Nevil Shute

When his sister’s boat is wrecked in the Pacific, Keith Steward becomes the trustee for his little niece. In order to save her from destitution he has to embark on a

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The View From The Fortieth Floor

By: Theodore H. White

An empire totters - on its survival hung the careers of thousands of frightened employees, the savings of small stockholders. On its death rested the cold ambitions of the shrewd

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Watcher In The Shadows

By: Geoffrey Household

A deadly pursuit through the English countryside from the acclaimed author of ROGUE MALE. After working as a double agent for the British in Nazi Germany during the war, Charles Dennim

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The Enemy Within

By: Robert F. Kennedy

This is the authoritative, compelling account of one of the most famous, consummate, and effective Senate investigations in modern Congressional history.

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