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Tuesday 13 December 1960

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 13, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Trey Gunn and Randy Stoklos in Pacific Palisades. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. In UK It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while The Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching No Man's Island.
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What the sky looked like on 13 December 1960

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Movies

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Two Women

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown

Country: United States

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The Grass Is Greener

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons

Country: United States

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Flaming Star

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest, Dolores del Rio

Country: United States

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Exodus

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford

Country: United States

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The Secret of the Purple Reef

Directed by: William Witney

Starring: Jeff Richards, Margia Dean, Peter Falk, Richard Chamberlain

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TV Series

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No Man's Island

Directed by: Ferenc Török

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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Facts:
  • Laos General Fumi Nosavang occupies Vientiane.
  • Italy beats US in Davis Cup (first time in 24 years US not in finals).
  • While Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia visits Brazil, his Imperial Bodyguard seizes the capital and proclaim him deposed and his son, Crown Prince Asfa Wossen, Emperor.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 13, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The Last Of The Just

By: Andre Schwarz-Bart

Published in sixteen languages and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, Andre Schwarz-Bart’s The Last of the Just is considered by many the single greatest novel of the Holocaust.

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The Waste Makers

By: Vance Packard

An exposé of "the systematic attempt of business to make us wasteful, debt-ridden, permanently discontented individuals," The Waste Makers is Vance Packard's pioneering 1960 work on how the rapid growth of

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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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Taken At The Flood

By: John Gunther

Taken at the Flood; The Story of Albert D. Lasker

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