Tuesday 20 December 1960
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kim Ki-duk and Piet Keur.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley.
In UK It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Ballad of a Soldier, directed by Grigoriy Chukhray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while The Dean'S Watch by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Cheaters.
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
- Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
- Kim Ki-duk: South Korean director producer and screenwriter.
- Piet Keur: Dutch soccer player / trainer (SC Heerenveen, AZ).
- Carolyn Seaward in Devonshire: England; Miss United Kingdom (1979).
- Nalo Hopkinson: Jamaican-Canadian author and educator.
- National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome To-Night?
- Floyd Cramer - Last Date
- Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra - Wonderland By Night
- Johnny Horton - North To Alaska
- Sailor (Your Home Is The Sea) - Lolita
- Ferrante and Teicher - Exodus
- Kathy Young - A Thousand Stars
- Connie Francis - Many Tears Ago
- Johnny Burnette - You're Sixteen
- Jerry Butler - He Will Break Your Heart
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