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Monday 8 August 1960

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 8, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Feret Patrick and Cheyne Horan. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini by Brian Hyland. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while Before You Go by Jerome Weidman 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 8 August 1960

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Movies

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G.I. Blues

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

Country: United States

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Atom Age Vampire

Directed by: Anton Giulio Majano

Starring: Alberto Lupo, Susanne Loret, Sergio Fantoni, Franca Parisi

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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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TV Series

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

My Sister Eileen

Directed by: Richard Quine

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Football for the Ladies

Bongo

The Small House at Allington

Herzlichst Ihr Peter Kraus

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Feret Patrick: French homicide; stabbed then hanged his rival 10/10/1987.
  • Cheyne Horan: Australian pro surfer from Sydney's Bondi Beach; runner-up to the world championship in 1978, 1979, 1981, and 1982.
  • Mustafa Balbay: Turkish journalist and politician.
  • Ulrich Maly: German politician 16th Mayor of Nuremberg.
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Facts:
  • Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini hits #1
  • Ivory Coast declares independence
  • South Kasai secedes from the Congo.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 08, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Before You Go

By: Jerome Weidman

The Sarno family, with a history of practicing the alternative medicine of 'cupping', is entrenched in New York's lower East Side.

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Set This House On Fire

By: William Styron

The day after Peter Leverett met his old friend Mason Flagg in Italy, Mason was found dead. The hours leading up to his death were a nightmare for Peter - both

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Mr. Citizen

By: Harry S. Truman

315 pages - photo illustrated

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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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