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Sunday 10 January 1960

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 10, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brian Cowen and Gurinder Chadha. In that special week of January people in US were listening to El Paso by Marty Robbins. In UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates was in the top 5 hits. Eyes Without a Face, directed by Georges Franju, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Showtime.
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Eyes Without a Face

Directed by: Georges Franju

Starring: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Alexandre Rignault

Country: United States

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Solomon and Sheba

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders, Marisa Pavan

Country: United States

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Beast from Haunted Cave

Directed by: Monte Hellman

Starring: Michael Forest, Sheila Noonan, Frank Wolff, Wally Campo

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Attack of the Giant Leeches

Directed by: Bernard L. Kowalski

Starring: Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard, Michael Emmet

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The Wreck of the Mary Deare

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Emlyn Williams

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Directed by: Tom Dey

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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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The Adventures of the Terrible Ten

Starring: Gary Gray, Gavan Ellis, Lynda Keane, Rhonda Larter

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

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  • Margaret Thatcher day in the Falkland Islands
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  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz.
  • British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan makes the Wind of Change speech for the first time (see February 3).

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 10, 1960 - Geocentric view

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

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Marty Robbins - El Paso
  2. Frankie Avalon - Why
  3. The Big Hurt - Miss Toni Fisher
  4. Johnny Preston - Running Bear
  5. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Freddie Cannon
  6. Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number
  7. Paul Anka - It's Time To Cry
  8. Connie Francis - Among My Souvenirs
  9. Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes
  10. Go, Jimmy, Go - Jimmy Clanton
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. The Clouds - The Spacemen
  2. Be My Guest - Fats Domino
  3. Marv Johnson - You Got What It Takes
  4. Dance With Me - The Drifters
  5. Smokie - Part 2 - Bill Black's Combo
  6. Lloyd Price and His Orchestra - Wont'cha Come Home
  7. Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
  8. Jackie Wilson - Talk That Talk
  9. Bobby Bland - I'll Take Care Of You
  10. Come Into My Heart - Lloyd Price and His Orchestra
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? - Emile Ford & The Checkmates
  2. What Do You Want? - Adam Faith
  3. Oh Carol - Neil Sedaka
  4. Starry Eyed - Michael Holliday
  5. Avons - Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat


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

The Elements Of Style

By: William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition.

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The Breaking Point

By: Daphne du Maurier

"The appeal of romance and the clash of highly-charged emotions." --New York Herald-TribuneIn this collection of suspenseful tales in which fantasies, murderous dreams and half-forgotten worlds are exposed, Daphne du Maurier

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The Lovely Ambition

By: Mary Ellen Chase

“Readers who have come to expect Miss Chase to provide stunning evocations of time and place, particularly of nineteenth-century Maine, will not be disappointed by The Lovely Ambition.”

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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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