Tuesday October 18, 1960

US date format: 10/18/1960, UK date format: 18/10/1960

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 18, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jean-Claude Van Damme and Erin Moran. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Save The Last Dance For Me by The Drifters. In UK Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance was in the top 5 hits. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, directed by Karel Reisz, 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 No Man's Island.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • USA : Alaska: Alaska Day

Events

  • In Britain, News Chronicle and Daily Mail merge, and London Evening Star merges with Evening News
  • Casey Stengel retired by New York Yankees (won ten pennants in 12 years).

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Movies

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker

Country: United States of America

The Alamo

The Alamo

Directed by: John Wayne

Starring: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon

Country: United States of America

Shoot the Piano Player

Shoot the Piano Player

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier

Country: United States of America

Ten Who Dared

Ten Who Dared

Directed by: William Beaudine

Starring: Brian Keith, John Beal, James Drury, R.G. Armstrong

The Millionairess

The Millionairess

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

Starring: Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers, Alastair Sim, Vittorio De Sica

TV Series

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No Man's Island

No Man's Island

Directed by: Ferenc Török

The Westerner

The Westerner

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Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Brian Keith

Country: United States of America

Our House

Our House

Directed by: Anthony Scott Burns

The Tall Man

The Tall Man

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Starring: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager

Country: United States of America

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Books

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The Chapman Report by Irving Wallace

The Chapman Report

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Before You Go by Jerome Weidman

Before You Go

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The Sarno family, with a history of practicing the alternative medicine of 'cupping', is entrenched in New York's lower East Side.

The Child Buyer by John Hersey

The Child Buyer

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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.

Mistress Of Mellyn by Victoria Holt

Mistress Of Mellyn

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Mount Mellyn stood as proud and magnificent as she had envisioned...But what bout its master--Connan TreMellyn? Was Martha Leigh's new employer as romantic as his name sounded?

The Dean'S Watch by Elizabeth Goudge

The Dean'S Watch

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A compelling saga of an unlikely friendship threaded together by redemption and graceThe setting is a remote mid-nineteenth-century town in England and its grand cathedral. The cathedral Dean, Adam Ayscough, holds a deep love for his parishioners and townspeople, but …


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