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Friday 12 August 1960

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 12, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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 The Night They Burned The Mountain by Thomas A. Dooley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Sister Eileen.
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Movies

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G.I. Blues

Directed by: Norman Taurog

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

Country: United States

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Atom Age Vampire

Directed by: Anton Giulio Majano

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

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Black Sunday

Directed by: Mario Bava

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

Country: United States

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Ocean's Eleven

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

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

Country: United States

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It Started in Naples

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

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

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TV Series

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My Sister Eileen

Directed by: Richard Quine

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Football for the Ladies

Bongo

The Small House at Allington

Herzlichst Ihr Peter Kraus

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Historical Events

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

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 12, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The Night They Burned The Mountain

By: Thomas A. Dooley

The Night They Burned the Mountain by Thomas Dooley Hardcover 1960

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The Leopard

By: Guiseppe di Lampedusa

The Sicilian prince, Don Fabrizio, hero of Lampedusa's great and only novel, is described as enormous in size, in intellect, and in sensuality.

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The Strategy Of Peace

By: John F. Kennedy

"The statements contained in this volume represent my own attempt to make plain to myself and to others my thoughts on the leading questions of foreign policy that have borne down

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May This House Be Safe From Tigers

By: Alexander King

Author: Alexander King. Memoir. Copyright: 1960. Illustrated with 23 original drawings from the author. 373 pages. Hardcover.

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