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Wednesday 16 March 1960

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 16, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Attila Kaszás and Jenny Eclair. In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. In UK Running Bear by Johnny Preston was in the top 5 hits. Breathless, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Der schwarze Kanal.
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Movies

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Breathless

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

Country: United States

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The Angry Silence

Directed by: Guy Green

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, Michael Craig, Bernard Lee

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A Dog of Flanders

Directed by: James B. Clark

Starring: David Ladd, Donald Crisp, Theodore Bikel, Max Croiset

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A Breath of Scandal

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, John Gavin, Angela Lansbury

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Purple Noon

Directed by: René Clément

Starring: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt, Erno Crisa

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Der schwarze Kanal

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Hudson's Bay

Directed by: Irving Pichel

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The Secret Garden

Directed by: Owen Smith

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 16, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The Ugly American

By: William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

The multi-million-copy bestseller that coined the phrase for tragic American blunders abroad. In the episode that lends the book its title, the "ugly American" is Homer Atkins, a plain and plain-spoken man, who has been sent by the U.S.

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The Longest Day

By: Cornelius Ryan

The classic account of the Allied invasion of Normandy.The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history.

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This Is My God

By: Herman Wouk

This Is My God is Herman Wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, Israel at Forty.

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Ourselves To Know

By: John O'Hara

"HAVE YOU HAD AN AFFAIR WITH ANOTHER MAN?" ROBERT MILLHOUSER ASKED HIS WIFE. "YES I HAVE," SHE TOLD HIM BRUTALLY...

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