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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

King Leonardo and His Short Subjects

Starring: Allen Swift, Jackson Beck, Kenny Delmar, Ben Stone

Country: United States

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The Roaring 20's

Starring: Dorothy Provine, Donald May, Gary Vinson, Mike Road

Country: United States

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The Bugs Bunny Show

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Country: United States

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Route 66

Written by: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard

Starring: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett

Country: United States

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The Andy Griffith Show

Written by: Sheldon Leonard, Aaron Ruben, Danny Thomas

Starring: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Frances Bavier, Don Knotts

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Midnight Lace

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin

Country: United States

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The 39 Steps

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Kenneth More, Taina Elg, Brenda De Banzie

Country: United States

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Spartacus

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

Country: United States

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The Hidden Fortress

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki

Country: United States

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The World of Apu

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 October 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • 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.
Famous Birthdays:
  • 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.
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Facts:
  • 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.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Doris Day
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Robert F. Kennedy -- Oct. 10, 1960
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7687

Books

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

Baseball Is A Funny Game

By: Joe Garagiola

What goes on in the clubhouse? What happens during those meetings at the mound? What's it like to be a ballplayer's wife?

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Folk Medicine

By: Deforest Clinton Jarvis

In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

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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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Away From Home

By: Rona Jaffe

Three young and successful couples have come to the exotic shores of Rio, Brazil, to live and work in the late 50s.

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