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Monday 18 January 1960

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mark Rylance . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Running Bear by Johnny Preston. In UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates was in the top 5 hits. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while Return To Peyton Place by Grace Metalious was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Die Firma Hesselbach.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Jack and the Beanstalk

Directed by: Jean Yarbrough

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Baer

Country: United States

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Drunken Angel

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Takashi Shimura, Toshir Mifune, Reisabur Yamamoto

Country: United States

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Solomon and Sheba

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Suddenly, Last Summer

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Mr. Lucky

Written by: Blake Edwards

Starring: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 January 1960 ?

  • Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
  • Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins
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  • US and Japan sign joint defense treaty
  • Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes into a farm in Charles City County, Virginia, killing all 50 aboard, the third fatal Capital Airlines crash in as many years.

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

Return To Peyton Place

By: Grace Metalious

In 1956 Grace Metalious published Peyton Place, the novel that unbuttoned the straitlaced New England of the popular imagination, transformed the publishing industry, topped the bestseller lists for more than a

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The Thirteenth Apostle

By: Eugene Vale

Los Angeles Times: "This is the stuff of which great novels are made . . . A powerful and significant book."This

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The War Lover

By: John Hersey

THE WAR LOVER is about Buzz Morrow, a pilot who glorifies war and his military duties. Hersey makes the point that wars exist precisely because there are men like Buzz who revel in them.

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The Elements Of Style

By: William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition.

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