Tuesday 9 February 1960
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Peggy A Whitson and Holly Johnson.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Teen Angel by Mark Dinning.
In UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits.
Sink the Bismarck!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Somerset Maugham Hour.
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Which were the important events of 9 February 1960 ?
- Saint Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and dental technicians
- Saint Ansbert of Rouen
- Saint Maroon's Day - Lebanon
- Peggy A Whitson: Mount Ayr, Iowa -- PhD / Astronaut.
- Holly Johnson: British pop singer, the outrageous lead singer with "Frankie Goes to Hollywood," the group that had international success with the hit songs "Relax" and "Two Tribes" during the mid 1980s.
- David Bateson: South African-Danish actor.
- Peggy Whitson: American biochemist and astronaut.
- AFL and NFL agree verbally to a no-tampering pact.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Mark Dinning - Teen Angel
- Johnny Preston - Running Bear
- Dion and the Belmonts - Where Or When
- Marty Robbins - El Paso
- Jimmy Jones - Handy Man
- Conway Twitty - Lonely Blue Boy
- Jack Scott - What In The World's Come Over You
- Jim Reeves - He'll Have To Go
- Frankie Avalon - Why
- Marv Johnson - You Got What It Takes
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