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Monday 15 August 1960

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 15, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ron van de Berg and Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper in San Francisco. In that special week of August people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Les vieux de la vieille, directed by Gilles Grangier, 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 On Your Behalf.
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Movies

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Les vieux de la vieille

Directed by: Gilles Grangier

Starring: Pierre Fresnay, Jean Gabin, Noël-Noël, Bruno Balp

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Sex Kittens Go to College

Directed by: Albert Zugsmith

Starring: Mamie Van Doren, Tuesday Weld, Mijanou Bardot, Mickey Shaughnessy

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G.I. Blues

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

Country: United States

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Atom Age Vampire

Directed by: Anton Giulio Majano

Starring: Alberto Lupo, Susanne Loret, Sergio Fantoni, Franca Parisi

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Black Sunday

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani

Country: United States

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TV Series

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On Your Behalf

Lisboa em Camisa

Football for the Ladies

Bongo

The Small House at Allington

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Facts:
  • Congo (formerly Congo / Brazzaville) declares Independence from France
  • Mil Brave Lew Burdette no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0
  • UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen
  • Chicago Bears beat New York Giants 16-7 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (NFL expo).
  • Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at an aititude of about 102,800 feet (31,333 meters). Kittinger set unbeaten () world records for: high-altitude jump free-fall by falling 16.0 miles (25.7 kilometers) before opening his parachute and the fastest speed attained by a human being without mechanical or chemical assistance, about 982 k.p.h (614 m.p.h.). Kittinger survived more or less uninjured, and he is still alive in Florida as of 2012.

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Planetary positions on this day

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Books

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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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The Lovely Ambition

By: Mary Ellen Chase

“Readers who have come to expect Miss Chase to provide stunning evocations of time and place, particularly of nineteenth-century Maine, will not be disappointed by The Lovely Ambition.”

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The Chapman Report

By: Irving Wallace

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The Good Years

By: Walter Lord

1900-1914 They were the years of T.R. and trust busting, "the full dinner pail," the Model T Ford, the Wright Brothers' flying machine; the "400," the Bunny Hug and Turkey Trot,

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