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Friday 17 June 1960

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 17, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Thomas Haden Church and Dominique Reynié. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers. In UK Three Steps To Heaven by Eddie Cochran was in the top 5 hits. Inherit the Wind, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while Ourselves To Know by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Sister Eileen.
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What the sky looked like on 17 June 1960

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Inherit the Wind

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Country: United States

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Bells Are Ringing

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr.

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Psycho

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Country: United States

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The Apartment

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

Country: United States

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The Gallant Hours

Directed by: Robert Montgomery

Starring: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Vaughn Taylor

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TV Series

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

My Sister Eileen

Directed by: Richard Quine

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Der schwarze Kanal

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The Tin Pan Alley Show

St. Ives

Deadline Midnight

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Pierre Reverdy: French poet and moralist who first reflected Cubist and then Surrealist influence.
Facts:
  • Fire consumes the El Rancho Vegas casino resort, on the Las Vegas Strip.
  • The Nez Perce tribe is awarded $4 million for 7 million acres (28,000 km2) of land undervalued (4 cents/acre) in the 1863 treaty.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 17, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

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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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A Distant Trumpet

By: Paul Horgan

Originally published in 1960 selling half a million copies at the time and first reissued as a Nonpareil paperback in 1991, this immensely popular work of fiction

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Carp'S Washington

By: Frank G. Carpenter

life in washington d.c. in the 1800's.

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My Brother Michael

By: Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart, author of many bestselling novels, has been often compared with the Brontë sisters. Her 1960 classic My Brother Michael, with its superb mingling of romance and suspense, its vivid

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