Thursday 14 July 1960
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ray Herndon and Angelique Kidjo.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Alley-Oop by Hollywood Argyles.
In UK Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones was in the top 5 hits.
Inherit the Wind, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while Grant Moves South by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Comedy Spot.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 July 1960 ?
- Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
- France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
- Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday
- Ray Herndon: Scottsdale, Arkansas -- Singer (McBride & Ride-Can I Count on You).
- Angelique Kidjo: Beninese singer.
- Jane Lynch: American actress, comedian and singer.
- Kyle Gass: American guitarist, singer and actor (Tenacious D).
- Anna Bligh: Australian politician 37th Premier of Queensland.
- Barbara Romack wins LPGA Leesburg Pro-Am Golf Tournament
- Fire raging through a Guatemala City, Guatemala insane asylum kills 225, severly injuring 300
- Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania to begin her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild.
- The United Nations Security Council decides to send troops to Katanga to oversee the withdrawal of Belgian troops.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Hollywood Argyles - Alley-Oop
- Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
- Connie Francis - Everybody's Somebody's Fool
- Duane Eddy - Because They're Young
- The Fendermen - Mule Skinner Blues
- Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)
- Brenda Lee - That's All You Gotta Do
- Paul Anka - My Home Town
- Dinah Washington - A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love)
- The Everly Brothers - When Will I Be Loved
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