Wednesday 14 September 1960
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 14, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Melissa Leo and Anthony Addabbo.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley.
In UK Apache by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
Tormented, directed by Bert I. Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Our House.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 14 September 1960
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Which were the important events of 14 September 1960 ?
- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- Melissa Leo: American actress and producer.
- Anthony Addabbo: Actor (Jason-Generations).
- Callum Keith Rennie: Canadian actor.
- Christian Petzold (director)
- Ronald Lengkeek: Dutch footballer.
- Callum Rennie: Canadian television and film actor.
- Hilary Gabrieli: American with noted spouse, she is married to millionaire and political candidate Chris Gabrielli.
- Callum Keith Rennie: Actor.
- M Karagatsis: Greek author (Born 1908).
- Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia and Venezuela form OPEC
- KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) forms
- The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- Brook Benton - Kiddio
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Ike & Tina Turner - A Fool In Love
- Sugar Pie DeSanto - I Want To Know
- Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Finger Poppin' Time
- Etta James - If I Can't Have You
- Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
- Jackie Wilson - A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
- Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
- Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - The Twist
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