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Wednesday 17 August 1960

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sean Penn and Stephan Eicher. 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 Mr. Citizen by Harry S. Truman 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

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

On Your Behalf

Lisboa em Camisa

Football for the Ladies

Bongo

The Small House at Allington

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Facts:
  • Francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow
  • Gabon gains independence from France (National Day)
  • Indonesia drops diplomatic relations with Netherlands
  • CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers is found guilty of espionage by the Soviet Union, sentenced to ten years in prison.
  • Decolonization: Gabon gains independence from France.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 17, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Mr. Citizen

By: Harry S. Truman

315 pages - photo illustrated

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The Strategy Of Peace

By: John F. Kennedy

"The statements contained in this volume represent my own attempt to make plain to myself and to others my thoughts on the leading questions of foreign policy that have borne down

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Water Of Life

By: Henry Morton Robinson

Impact of whiskey-making on three generations of an Indiana family.

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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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