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Tuesday 12 April 1960

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 12, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joseph M. Kyrillos and Jimmy Green. In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. In UK My Old Man's A Dustman by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. Les Bonnes Femmes, directed by Claude Chabrol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while This Is My God by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der schwarze Kanal.
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What the sky looked like on 12 April 1960

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Movies

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Les Bonnes Femmes

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Bernadette Lafont, Clotilde Joano, Stéphane Audran, Lucile Saint-Simon

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The Cloud-Capped Star

Directed by: Ritwik Ghatak

Starring: Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Bijon Bhattacharya

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The Fugitive Kind

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani, Maureen Stapleton

Country: United States

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Peeping Tom

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer, Maxine Audley

Country: United States

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The League of Gentlemen

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough

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TV Series

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

Der schwarze Kanal

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Telepatia

Koran

The Love of Mike

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
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Facts:
  • Bert Haanstra wins Oscar for Glass
  • Bill Veeck and Chicago Comiskey Park debut the "Exploding Scoreboard".
  • Eric Peugeot, the youngest son of the founder of the Peugeot Corporation, is kidnapped in Paris. Then, he is released on April 15 in exchange for $300,000 in ransom.
  • United States launches navigation satellite Transit I-b.
  • The proposed mass-production of the Blue Streak missile is canceled.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 12, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

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This Is My God

By: Herman Wouk

This Is My God is Herman Wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, Israel at Forty.

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Grant Moves South

By: Bruce Catton

A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian’s acclaimed Civil War history of the complex man and controversial Union commander whose battlefield brilliance ensured the downfall of the Confederacy Preeminent Civil War historian Bruce

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The Status Seekers

By: Vance Packard

"An explosive exploration of class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, your community, and your future."

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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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