Friday August 12, 1960

US date format: 8/12/1960, UK date format: 12/8/1960

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 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 Laurent Fignon and Thierry Desroses. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini by Brian Hyland. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while Water Of Life by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Sister Eileen.
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Historical Events

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  • 27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)
  • US Air Force Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 41,600m.
  • Echo 1A, NASA's first successful communications satellite, is launched.

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Movies

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G.I. Blues

G.I. Blues

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

Country: United States of America

Atom Age Vampire

Atom Age Vampire

Directed by: Anton Giulio Majano

Starring: Alberto Lupo, Susanne Loret, Sergio Fantoni, Franca Parisi

Black Sunday

Black Sunday

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani

Country: United States of America

Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford

Country: United States of America

It Started in Naples

It Started in Naples

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica, Marietto

TV Series

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My Sister Eileen

My Sister Eileen

Directed by: Richard Quine

Herzlichst Ihr Peter Kraus

Herzlichst Ihr Peter Kraus

The Small House at Allington

The Small House at Allington

Bongo

Bongo

Football for the Ladies

Football for the Ladies

Days to next August 12

If August 12, 1960 is your birthday you're 60 years, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 30 days.
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Books

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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.

Set This House On Fire by William Styron

Set This House On Fire

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The day after Peter Leverett met his old friend Mason Flagg in Italy, Mason was found dead. The hours leading up to his death were a nightmare for Peter - both

Before You Go by Jerome Weidman

Before You Go

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The Sarno family, with a history of practicing the alternative medicine of 'cupping', is entrenched in New York's lower East Side.

How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas

How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market

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2011 reprint of 1960 edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Hungarian by birth, Nicolas Darvas trained as an economist at the University of Budapest.

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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