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Saturday 13 February 1960

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kelly McCormick and Matt Salinger in Windsor. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Teen Angel by Mark Dinning. In UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits. Sink the Bismarck!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while The Uncertain Trumpet by General Maxwell D. Taylor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Somerset Maugham Hour.
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TV Series

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

Home Run Derby

Starring: Mark Scott, Art Passarella

Country: United States

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All Our Yesterdays

Starring: Bernard Braden, James Cameron, Brian Inglis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Celebrity Golf

Starring: Sam Snead, Harry von Zell, Randolph Scott, Hoagy Carmichael

Country: United States

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Rocky and His Friends

Starring: June Foray, Bill Scott, Edward Everett Horton, Paul Frees

Country: United States

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Mr. Lucky

Written by: Blake Edwards

Starring: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

Country: United States

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Sink the Bismarck!

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Mhner

Country: United States

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Our Man in Havana

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives

Country: United States

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The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Denjir kchi, Susumu Fujita, Kenichi Enomoto

Country: United States

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Directed by: Jean Yarbrough

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Baer

Country: United States

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Drunken Angel

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Toshir Mifune, Reisabur Yamamoto

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 February 1960 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Kelly McCormick: Anaheim, California -- Diver (1984 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
  • Matt Salinger in Windsor: Vermont, USA; actor (Captain America, Deadly Deception).
  • Michael Craig: Rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me).
  • Pierluigi Collina: Italian referee of the World Soccer Championship Final in 2002; he is also a financial advisor with a degree in economics.
  • Luis Lesur: Mexican pro astrologer and teacher working in Mexico City, Cuernavaca and Monterrey.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Beg, Borrow or Steal opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Saratoga closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • France performs first nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds, Algeria.
  • With the success of a nuclear test codenamed ''Gerboise Bleue'', France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons.
  • Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.

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What news were making the headlines those days in February 1960?

  • Life: Training at Aspen skiing
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Romulo Betancourt -- Feb. 8, 1960
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7652


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Uncertain Trumpet

By: General Maxwell D. Taylor

203 pages - 8.5 X 6 inches - "General Taylor Contends - that the doctrine of massive retaliation has endangered our national security - that our military planning is frozen to

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The War Lover

By: John Hersey

THE WAR LOVER is about Buzz Morrow, a pilot who glorifies war and his military duties. Hersey makes the point that wars exist precisely because there are men like Buzz who revel in them.

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Fuel For The Flame

By: Alec Waugh

An imaginary island on the Equator has suddenly achieved importance through the discovery of oil - what will happen to the men and women living under the tensions of life on

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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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