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Friday 18 November 1960

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kim Wilde and Elizabeth Perkins. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles. In UK It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Big Deal on Madonna Street, directed by Mario Monicelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while Taken At The Flood by John Gunther was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The World of Tim Frazer.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Big Deal on Madonna Street

Directed by: Mario Monicelli

Starring: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori

Country: United States

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The Virgin Spring

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom

Country: United States

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North to Alaska

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States

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BUtterfield 8

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher

Country: United States

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Carve Her Name with Pride

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

King Leonardo and His Short Subjects

Starring: Allen Swift, Jackson Beck, Kenny Delmar, Ben Stone

Country: United States

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The Roaring 20's

Starring: Dorothy Provine, Donald May, Gary Vinson, Mike Road

Country: United States

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The Bugs Bunny Show

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Country: United States

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Route 66

Written by: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard

Starring: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett

Country: United States

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The Andy Griffith Show

Written by: Sheldon Leonard, Aaron Ruben, Danny Thomas

Starring: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Frances Bavier, Don Knotts

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 November 1960 ?

  • Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
  • Also see November 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne ; also St Mawes, St Odo of Cluny, St Romanus of Antioch
  • Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquir�, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
  • Roman festivals - day 1 Dios dedicated to the sun god by emperor Licinius
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  • Charlie Finley, makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels
  • Copyright office issues its ten-millionth registration.

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

Taken At The Flood

By: John Gunther

Taken at the Flood; The Story of Albert D. Lasker

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The Liberal Hour

By: John Kenneth Galbraith

This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important

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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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The Child Buyer

By: John Hersey

This is a story of an investigation into the activities of Mr. Wissey Jones, a stranger who comes to the town of Pequot on urgent defense business.

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