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Tuesday 8 March 1960

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 8, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeffrey Eugenides and Buck Williams. In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. In UK Running Bear by Johnny Preston was in the top 5 hits. Le Trou, directed by Jacques Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while Where The Boys Are by Glendon Swarthout was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vital Spark.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Le Trou

Directed by: Jacques Becker

Starring: André Bervil, Jean Keraudy, Michel Constantin, Philippe Leroy

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

Country: United States

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The Angry Silence

Directed by: Guy Green

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, Michael Craig, Bernard Lee

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A Dog of Flanders

Directed by: James B. Clark

Starring: David Ladd, Donald Crisp, Theodore Bikel, Max Croiset

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A Breath of Scandal

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, John Gavin, Angela Lansbury

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

The Vital Spark

Written by: Neil Munro

Starring: John Grieve, Walter Carr, Alex McAvoy, Roddy McMillan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hudson's Bay

Directed by: Irving Pichel

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The Secret Garden

Directed by: Owen Smith

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 March 1960 ?

  • Saint Philemon (d. 305)
  • Albania, Romania - Mother's Day.
  • Catholicism Saint John of God.
  • Hudson's Birthday - The Second Coming Of Christmas.
  • Saint Humfried of Terwaan
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  • Greenwillow opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 08, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1960 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. The Theme From A Summer Place - Percy Faith
  2. Jim Reeves - He'll Have To Go
  3. Handy Man - Jimmy Jones
  4. Bobby Rydell - Wild One
  5. What In The World's Come Over You - Jack Scott
  6. Mark Dinning - Teen Angel
  7. Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea
  8. Baby (You've Got What It Takes) - Dinah Washington
  9. The Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me
  10. Johnny Preston - Running Bear
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Baby (You've Got What It Takes) - Dinah Washington & Brook Benton
  2. Barrett Strong - Money (That's what I want)
  3. Lloyd Price and His Orchestra - Lady Luck
  4. Handy Man - Jimmy Jones
  5. The Drifters - This Magic Moment
  6. The Theme From "A Summer Place" - Percy Faith And His Orchestra
  7. What In The World's Come Over You - Jack Scott
  8. Rosco Gordon - Just A Little Bit
  9. Sweet Sixteen - B.B. King
  10. (Do The) Mashed Potatoes (Part 1) - Nat Kendrick And The Swans
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Johnny Preston - Running Bear
  2. Adam Faith - Poor Me
  3. Anthony Newley - Why
  4. Delaware - Perry Como
  5. Theme From 'A Summer Place' - Percy Faith


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

Where The Boys Are

By: Glendon Swarthout

Glendon Swarthout one snowy spring took off with a bunch of his English honors students from Michigan State University as they motored south from the winters' chill to the beaches of

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The Joy Of Music

By: Leonard Bernstein

(Amadeus). This classic work is perhaps Bernstein's finest collection of conversations on the meaning and wonder of music. This book is a must for all music fans who wish to experience

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The Darkness And The Dawn

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Darkness and the Dawn

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The Ugly American

By: William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

The multi-million-copy bestseller that coined the phrase for tragic American blunders abroad. In the episode that lends the book its title, the "ugly American" is Homer Atkins, a plain and plain-spoken man, who has been sent by the U.S.

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