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Thursday 17 March 1960, St. Patrick's Day

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lee Ann Michelle and Vicki Lewis in Cincinnati. 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. The Cranes are Flying, directed by Mikhail Kalatozov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while All The Day Long by Howard Spring was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pony Express.
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TV Series

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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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Home Run Derby

Starring: Mark Scott, Art Passarella

Country: United States

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All Our Yesterdays

Starring: Bernard Braden, James Cameron, Brian Inglis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Celebrity Golf

Starring: Sam Snead, Harry von Zell, Randolph Scott, Hoagy Carmichael

Country: United States

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Rocky and His Friends

Starring: June Foray, Bill Scott, Edward Everett Horton, Paul Frees

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Cranes are Flying

Directed by: Mikhail Kalatozov

Starring: Tatyana Samojlova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasili Merkuryev

Country: United States

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Can-Can

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier

Country: United States

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Sink the Bismarck!

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Mhner

Country: United States

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Our Man in Havana

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives

Country: United States

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The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Denjir kchi, Susumu Fujita, Kenichi Enomoto

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 March 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lee Ann Michelle: Surrey, England -- Playmate (Feb, 1979).
  • Vicki Lewis in Cincinnati: Ohio, USA; actress (Beth - Newsradio).
  • Pietro Scalia: Italian film editor who shared an Oscar with Joe Hutshing for Best Film Editing in 1992 for the movie, "JFK.
  • Gian Signorini: Italian soccer player who came down with lateral sclerosis, a disease under investigation due to it's appearance commonly found among soccer players.
  • Rebeca Arthur: American actress.
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Facts:
  • Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA
  • WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • US President Dwight Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
  • Northwest Airlines Flight 710 crashes near Tell City, Indiana, killing all 63 on board.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Royal engagement
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ingmar Bergman -- Mar. 14, 1960
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7657

Books

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

All The Day Long

By: Howard Spring

Book by Spring, Howard

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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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Two Weeks In Another Town

By: Irwin Shaw

A struggling actor’s last chance becomes an unforgettable Roman holidayWorld War II derailed John Andrus’s acting career. Marred by a facial scar and burdened by a new family, Andrus works for

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The Status Seekers

By: Vance Packard

"An explosive exploration of class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, your community, and your future."

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