Friday 5 February 1960
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include William John Readings and Jane Geddes in Huntington.
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 Poor No More by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Somerset Maugham Hour.
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Which were the important events of 5 February 1960 ?
- Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
- Saint Bertolf
- William John Readings: Literary theorist.
- Jane Geddes in Huntington: New York, USA; LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open).
- Chris Gabrieli: American venture capitalist, a self-made millionaire, and political hopeful, he ran three times for political office in Massachusetts and lost.
- Aris Christofellis: Greek soprano and musicologist.
- Bonnie Crombie: Canadian politician 6th Mayor of Mississauga.
- Rudolf Nelson: Composer, dies at 81.
- The first CERN particle accelerator becomes operational in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Southern California.
- Adolph Coors III, the chairman of the board of the Coors Brewing Company, is kidnapped, and his captors demand a ransom of $500,000. Coors was later found murdered, and Joseph Corbett, Jr., is indicted for the crime.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Preston - Running Bear
- Mark Dinning - Teen Angel
- Marty Robbins - El Paso
- Dion and the Belmonts - Where Or When
- Jimmy Clanton - Go, Jimmy, Go
- Frankie Avalon - Why
- Jimmy Jones - Handy Man
- Miss Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt
- Freddie Cannon - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
- Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes
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