Thursday 18 August 1960
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sonny Skinner and Mike LaValliere.
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 Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
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Which were the important events of 18 August 1960 ?
- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- Sonny Skinner: Porstmouth, Virginia -- Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Shreveport Open).
- Mike LaValliere: American baseball player.
- Fat Lever: American basketball player and sportscaster.
- Yuki Ninagawa: Japanese actress.
- 1st commercial oral contraceptive, Enovid 10 debuts in Skokie, Illinois
- 1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Beatles give their 1st public performance (Kaiserkeller in Hamburg)
- Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies
- First photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
- First commercially-produced oral contraceptive marketed by G.D. Searle Drug Company of Skokie, Illinois, called Enovid 10.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
- Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
- Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
- Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)
- The Ventures - Walk -- Don't Run
- Fats Domino - Walking To New Orleans
- Hank Ballard and the Midnighters - Finger Poppin' Time
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Ray Peterson - Tell Laura I Love Her
- Safaris - Image Of A Girl
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