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Thursday 17 March 1960, St. Patrick's Day

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 17, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Arye Gross and Vicki Lewis. 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 Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis 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

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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

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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)
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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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Books

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Folk Medicine

By: Deforest Clinton Jarvis

In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

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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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Dear And Glorious Physician

By: Taylor Caldwell

The world-famous novel about the triumphant story of St. Luke. Man of science, and Gospel writer. Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, ...

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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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