Thursday 13 October 1960
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Greg Derr and Joey Belladonna.
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.
Midnight Lace, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while Baseball Is A Funny Game by Joe Garagiola was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Odd Man.
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Which were the important events of 13 October 1960 ?
- RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
- Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
- French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
- Greg Derr: Marshfield, Massachusetts -- Free pistol (1996 Olympics).
- Joey Belladonna: Oswego, New York -- Heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest).
- Tim Brewster: American football player and coach.
- Ari Fleischer: American journalist and politician 24th White House Press Secretary.
- Eric Joyce: Scottish soldier and politician.
- Peter Keisler: American lawyer and politician United States Attorney General
- Katsuhisa Namase: Japanese actor
- 3rd presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood and Kennedy in New York
- Nikita Khrushchev (PM USSR) bangs his shoe on table at UN
- Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba
- Third US presidential debate with Richard Nixon in Hollywood and John Kennedy in New York.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Larry Verne - Mr. Custer
- Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
- Connie Francis - My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own
- The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Jimmy Charles - A Million To One
- The Everly Brothers - So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
- Bobby Vee - Devil Or Angel
- Brenda Lee - I Want To Be Wanted (Per Tutta La Vita)
- Brook Benton - Kiddio
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