Saturday October 08, 1960

US date format: 10/8/1960, UK date format: 8/10/1960

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It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 8, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include François Pérusse and Reed Hastings. 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 I Kid You Not by Jack Paar was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Westerner.
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Movies

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Midnight Lace

Midnight Lace

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy

Country: United States of America

Spartacus

Spartacus

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Country: United States of America

The Huns

The Huns

Directed by: Sergio Grieco

Starring: Chelo Alonso, Jacques Sernas, Folco Lulli, Philippe Hersent

Sunrise at Campobello

Sunrise at Campobello

Directed by: Vincent J. Donehue

Starring: Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn, Jean Hagen

Seven Ways from Sundown

Seven Ways from Sundown

Directed by: Harry Keller

Starring: Audie Murphy, Barry Sullivan, Venetia Stevenson, John McIntire

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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Events

  • Bobby Richarson hits a world series grand slammer (World Series #57).

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TV Series

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The Westerner

The Westerner

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Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Brian Keith

Country: United States of America

Our House

Our House

Directed by: Anthony Scott Burns

The Tall Man

The Tall Man

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Starring: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager

Country: United States of America

The Bugs Bunny Show

The Bugs Bunny Show

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Country: United States of America

The Roaring 20's

The Roaring 20's

Starring: Dorothy Provine, Donald May, Gary Vinson, Mike Road

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

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Books

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I Kid You Not by Jack Paar

I Kid You Not

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Who is Jack Parr? I Kid You Not is the answer to this question by the one who has the inside story -- Jack Parr.

The Politics Of Upheaval by Arthur Schlesinger

The Politics Of Upheaval

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The Politics of Upheaval, 1935-1936, volume three of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s Age of Roosevelt series, concentrates on the turbulent concluding years of Franklin D.

May This House Be Safe From Tigers by Alexander King

May This House Be Safe From Tigers

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Author: Alexander King. Memoir. Copyright: 1960. Illustrated with 23 original drawings from the author. 373 pages. Hardcover.

Water Of Life by Henry Morton Robinson

Water Of Life

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Impact of whiskey-making on three generations of an Indiana family.

Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis

Folk Medicine

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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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