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Wednesday 20 January 1960

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 20, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Will Wright (game designer) and Apa Sherpa. 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. Cash McCall, directed by Joseph Pevney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Showtime.
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What the sky looked like on 20 January 1960

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Movies

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Cash McCall

Directed by: Joseph Pevney

Starring: James Garner, Natalie Wood, Nina Foch, Dean Jagger

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The Wreck of the Mary Deare

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Emlyn Williams

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Edge of Eternity

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Victoria Shaw, Mickey Shaughnessy, Edgar Buchanan

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Third Man on the Mountain

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Michael Rennie, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, James Donald

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The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

Starring: Eduard Franz, Valerie French, Grant Richards, Henry Daniell

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TV Series

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Showtime

Directed by: Tom Dey

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Hudson's Bay

Directed by: Irving Pichel

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The Secret Garden

Directed by: Owen Smith

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Man from Interpol

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 January 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Matt Moore: Actor (Deluge, Coquette), dies at 72.
Facts:
  • Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo
  • Hendrik Verwoerd announces a plebiscite on whether South Africa should become a Republic.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 20, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The Longest Day

By: Cornelius Ryan

The classic account of the Allied invasion of Normandy.The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history.

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The Joy Of Music

By: Leonard Bernstein

(Amadeus). This classic work is perhaps Bernstein's finest collection of conversations on the meaning and wonder of music. This book is a must for all music fans who wish to experience

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The Ugly American

By: William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

The multi-million-copy bestseller that coined the phrase for tragic American blunders abroad. In the episode that lends the book its title, the "ugly American" is Homer Atkins, a plain and plain-spoken man, who has been sent by the U.S.

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Poor No More

By: Robert Ruark

Stated First Edition in Very Good condition. Former owner taped the inside flaps to the boards, so tape ghosts at the outsides of the boards and tape ghosts on the flys.

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