Thursday 8 September 1960
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 8, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Stefano Casiraghi and Gabrielle Scharnitzky.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley.
In UK Apache by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
The Bad Sleep Well, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Our House.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 8 September 1960
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Which were the important events of 8 September 1960 ?
- Stefano Casiraghi: Italian member of the royal jet set and enterprising venture capitalist, investing in a franchise of Monaco's two Dior boutiques in 1984 and purchasing a former Ford dealership.
- Gabrielle Scharnitzky
- Aguri Suzuki: Japanese race car driver.
- Misako Konno: Japanese actress and essayist.
- Aimee Mann: American singer-songwriter guitarist and actress.
- David Steele: English bass player and songwriter.
- German DR limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners
- In Huntsville, Alabama, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1).
- Colonel Joseph Mobutu takes power in Republic of the Congo via a military coup.
- The countries of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela form OPEC.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Walk -- Don't Run - The Ventures
- Bobby Rydell - Volare
- Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
- Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
- Donnie Brooks - Mission Bell
- Hank Ballard and the Midnighters - Finger Poppin' Time
- Connie Francis - My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own
- Ferrante and Teicher - Theme From The Apartment
Top #10 R&B songs
- Brook Benton - Kiddio
- Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Finger Poppin' Time
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Ike & Tina Turner - A Fool In Love
- Jackie Wilson - A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
- Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - The Twist
- Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
- Partin' Time - B.B. King
- Dinah Washington - This Bitter Earth
- Sugar Pie DeSanto - I Want To Know
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