Sunday 7 February 1960
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include James Spader in New York City and Steve Bronski.
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 The Thirteenth Apostle by Eugene Vale 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 7 February 1960 ?
- Blessed Eugenia Smet (d.1871)
- Independence Day in Grenada (1974).
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mulk (Dominion) - First day of the 18th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan (2005).
- Saints Paul Miki and his 25 companians (d. Nagasaki, 1597)
- James Spader in New York City: New York, USA; actor (Endless Love, Wall Street, Mannequin).
- Steve Bronski: rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat - "Smalltown Boy").
- James Spader: American actor who landed his first role in "Team Mates," 1978 and spent the 1980s being cast endlessly as the quintessential yuppie.
- Old handwriting found at Qumran, near the Dead Sea.
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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