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Tuesday 16 August 1960

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Timothy Hutton and Eric Caritoux. 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 The View From The Fortieth Floor by Theodore H. White 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:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Facts:
  • Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Republic of Congo) forms
  • Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus.
  • Cyprus gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet (31,300 m), setting three records that still stand today: High-altitude jump, free-fall, and highest speed by a human without an aircraft.

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Planetary positions on this day

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Books

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The View From The Fortieth Floor

By: Theodore H. White

An empire totters - on its survival hung the careers of thousands of frightened employees, the savings of small stockholders. On its death rested the cold ambitions of the shrewd

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Daughters And Rebels

By: Jessica Mitford

Daughters and rebels: An autobiography

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Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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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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