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Tuesday 17 May 1960

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 17, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Simon Fuller and Fiona Hutchison in Miami. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Stuck On You by Elvis Presley. Skeleton of Mrs. Morales, directed by Rogelio A. González, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Sister Eileen.
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Movies

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Skeleton of Mrs. Morales

Directed by: Rogelio A. González

Starring: Arturo de Córdova, Amparo Rivelles, Elda Peralta, Guillermo Orea

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The Time Machine

Directed by: George Pal

Starring: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Country: United States

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Sergeant Rutledge

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode, Constance Towers, Billie Burke

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Never on Sunday

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Foundas, Titos Vandis

Country: United States

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Pollyanna

Directed by: David Swift

Starring: Jane Wyman, Hayley Mills, Richard Egan, Karl Malden

Country: United States

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TV Series

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My Sister Eileen

Directed by: Richard Quine

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Der schwarze Kanal

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Horisont

The General Motors Hour

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Simon Fuller: Cypriot-English talent manager and producer created the Idols series.
  • Fiona Hutchison in Miami: Florida, USA; actress (One Life to Live, Guiding Light).
  • Catherine Libault: French homicide; poisoned her two children and then committed suicide 9/15/1986 Nantes.
  • Lou DiBella: American boxing promoter actor and producer.
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Facts:
  • 1st atomic reactor system patents, J W Flora of Canoga Park, California
  • First atomic reactor system to be patented, JW Flora, Canoga Park, California, USA.

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Planetary positions on this day

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Books

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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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The Law And The Profits

By: C. Northcote Parkinson

A very nice clean copy in protected unclipped dustwrapper. Previous owner details to free front endpaper. Some spotting tio closed edges, otherwise pages clean, binding firm.

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The Leopard

By: Guiseppe di Lampedusa

The Sicilian prince, Don Fabrizio, hero of Lampedusa's great and only novel, is described as enormous in size, in intellect, and in sensuality.

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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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