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Thursday 8 December 1960

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 8, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Steve Nallon and Lim Guan Eng. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. In UK It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Exodus, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while The Dean'S Watch by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching No Man's Island.
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Movies

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Exodus

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford

Country: United States

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The Secret of the Purple Reef

Directed by: William Witney

Starring: Jeff Richards, Margia Dean, Peter Falk, Richard Chamberlain

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Swiss Family Robinson

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro

Country: United States

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The Sundowners

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns

Country: United States

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The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

Directed by: Jack Sher

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Jo Morrow, June Thorburn, Lee Patterson

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TV Series

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No Man's Island

Directed by: Ferenc Török

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Our House

Directed by: Anthony Scott Burns

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Pathfinders to Mars

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
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Facts:
  • Expansion Los Angeles Angels sign a four-year lease to use Dodger Stadium.
  • For the first time, the Mary Martin ''Peter Pan'' is presented as a stand-alone two-hour special on NBC instead of as part of an anthology series. This version, rather than being presented live, is shown on videotape, enabling NBC to repeat it as often as they wish without having to restage it. Although nearly all of the adult actors repeat their original Broadway roles, all of the original children have, ironically, outgrown their roles and are replaced by new actors.
  • French President Charles de Gaulle's visit to Algeria is bloodied by European and Muslim rioters in Algeria's largest cities. These riots caused 127 deaths.
  • The first episode of the classic British TV series ''Coronation Street'' is broadcast. Planned as a 13-part drama, it becomes such a success among viewers that it is still shown five times per week.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 08, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The Dean'S Watch

By: Elizabeth Goudge

A compelling saga of an unlikely friendship threaded together by redemption and graceThe setting is a remote mid-nineteenth-century town in England and its grand cathedral. The cathedral Dean, Adam Ayscough, holds a deep love for his parishioners and townspeople, but ...

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The Waste Makers

By: Vance Packard

An exposé of "the systematic attempt of business to make us wasteful, debt-ridden, permanently discontented individuals," The Waste Makers is Vance Packard's pioneering 1960 work on how the rapid growth of

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Taken At The Flood

By: John Gunther

Taken at the Flood; The Story of Albert D. Lasker

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The Chapman Report

By: Irving Wallace

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