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Wednesday 12 October 1960

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 12, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hiroyuki Sanada and Steve Lowery. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Mr. Custer by Larry Verne. In UK Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance was in the top 5 hits. Shoot the Piano Player, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while The Politics Of Upheaval by Arthur Schlesinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Our House.
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What the sky looked like on 12 October 1960

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Movies

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Shoot the Piano Player

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier

Country: United States

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Ten Who Dared

Directed by: William Beaudine

Starring: Brian Keith, John Beal, James Drury, R.G. Armstrong

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The Millionairess

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

Starring: Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers, Alastair Sim, Vittorio De Sica

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Midnight Lace

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy

Country: United States

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Spartacus

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Our House

Directed by: Anthony Scott Burns

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The Odd Man

Written by: Edward Boyd

Starring: Edwin Richfield, Keith Barron, Moultrie Kelsall, Sarah Lawson

The Case of the Dangerous Robin

Written by: John Abernathy, Leo Gordon

Starring: Jean Blake Fleming, Rick Jason

Country: United States

The Best of the Post

Starring: John Conte

Country: United States

Two Faces West

Starring: Charles Bateman, Francis De Sales, Joyce Meadows, Paul Comi

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Inejiro Asanuma: Chair of the Japanese Socialist Party, is assassinated in Japan by Otoya Yamaguchi, a 17-year-old.
Facts:
  • Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe at United Nations General Assembly session.

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Books

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The Politics Of Upheaval

By: Arthur Schlesinger

The Politics of Upheaval, 1935-1936, volume three of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s Age of Roosevelt series, concentrates on the turbulent concluding years of Franklin D.

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The Last Temptation Of Christ

By: Nikos Kazantzakis

The internationally renowned novel about the life and death of Jesus Christ.Hailed as a masterpiece by critics worldwide, The Last Temptation of Christ is a monumental reinterpretation of the Gospels that

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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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Mistress Of Mellyn

By: Victoria Holt

Mount Mellyn stood as proud and magnificent as she had envisioned...But what bout its master--Connan TreMellyn? Was Martha Leigh's new employer as romantic as his name sounded?

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