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Wednesday 17 August 1960

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bruce Penhall and Stefan 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. G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while The Night They Burned The Mountain by Thomas A. Dooley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
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TV Series

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

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Starring: Fred Smith, Mark Strotheide, Betty Hardy, Lorna Henderson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Comedy Spot

Written by: Carl Reiner, Ronald Alexander

Starring: Carl Reiner, Mamie Van Doren, Candy Moore, Barbara Britton

Country: United States

An Age of Kings

Starring: David Andrews, Patrick Garland, Julian Glover, John Ringham

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Pony Express

Starring: Grant Sullivan, Don Dorrell

Country: United States

Four Feather Falls

Written by: Gerry Anderson, Arthur Provis

Starring: Nicholas Parsons, Kenneth Connor, David Graham, Michael Holliday

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

G.I. Blues

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers

Country: United States

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The Time Machine

Directed by: George Pal

Starring: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux

Country: United States

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Ocean's Eleven

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.

Country: United States

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The Little Shop of Horrors

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles

Country: United States

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Last Woman on Earth

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Betsy Jones-Moreland, Antony Carbone, Robert Towne

Country: United States

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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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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1960?

  • Life: Yves Montand and Marilyn Monroe
  • Time: Comedian Mort Sahl surrounded by caricatures of other famous comics
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7679

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Night They Burned The Mountain

By: Thomas A. Dooley

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The Enemy Within

By: Robert F. Kennedy

This is the authoritative, compelling account of one of the most famous, consummate, and effective Senate investigations in modern Congressional history.

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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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Set This House On Fire

By: William Styron

The day after Peter Leverett met his old friend Mason Flagg in Italy, Mason was found dead. The hours leading up to his death were a nightmare for Peter - both

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