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Friday 7 October 1960

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Viktor Lazlo and Kevin Boyle. In that special week of October people in US were listening to My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own by Connie Francis. In UK Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance was in the top 5 hits. Midnight Lace, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while The Sun Is My Shadow by Robert Wilder was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Harrigan and Son.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Midnight Lace

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin

Country: United States

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The 39 Steps

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Kenneth More, Taina Elg, Brenda De Banzie

Country: United States

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Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

Country: United States

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The Hidden Fortress

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki

Country: United States

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The World of Apu

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Bugs Bunny Show

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Country: United States

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Route 66

Written by: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard

Starring: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett

Country: United States

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The Andy Griffith Show

Written by: Sheldon Leonard, Aaron Ruben, Danny Thomas

Starring: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Frances Bavier, Don Knotts

Country: United States

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The Shari Lewis Show

Starring: Shari Lewis

Country: United States

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1960 Presidential Debates

Starring: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Frank McGee

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 October 1960 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Viktor Lazlo: French-Belgian singer of Grenadian and Martiniquan descent.
  • Kevin Boyle: American historian and author.
  • Kyosuke Himuro: Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (Boøwy).
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  • Route 66 premieres
  • 2nd JFK and Richard Nixon debate
  • Nigeria joins the United Nations.
  • Cold War: Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a table at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, his way of protesting the discussion of the Soviet Union's policies toward Eastern Europe.
  • Otoya Yamaguchi assassinates Inejiro Asanuma, the chairman of the Japanese Socialist Party.

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

The Sun Is My Shadow

By: Robert Wilder

1960-First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Feels like an unrerad or very gently read copy, DJ has light shelf wear, including a few very small rips.

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Baseball Is A Funny Game

By: Joe Garagiola

What goes on in the clubhouse? What happens during those meetings at the mound? What's it like to be a ballplayer's wife?

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Folk Medicine

By: Deforest Clinton Jarvis

In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

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The Strategy Of Peace

By: John F. Kennedy

"The statements contained in this volume represent my own attempt to make plain to myself and to others my thoughts on the leading questions of foreign policy that have borne down

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