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Wednesday 20 July 1960

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 20, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Federico Echave and Christian Poggioli. In that special week of July people in US were listening to I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee. In UK Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones was in the top 5 hits. Make Mine Mink, directed by Robert Asher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while Carp'S Washington by Frank G. Carpenter was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Sister Eileen.
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What the sky looked like on 20 July 1960

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Make Mine Mink

Directed by: Robert Asher

Starring: Terry-Thomas, Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, Billie Whitelaw

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The Entertainer

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, Joan Plowright

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Tarzan the Magnificent

Directed by: Robert Day

Starring: Gordon Scott, Jock Mahoney, Betta St. John, John Carradine

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13 Ghosts

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp

Country: United States

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The Rat Race

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Jack Oakie, Kay Medford

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TV Series

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

My Sister Eileen

Directed by: Richard Quine

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Starring: Fred Smith, Mark Strotheide, Betty Hardy, Lorna Henderson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Golden Girl

Spaß mit Ernst (Stankovski)

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 July 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st submerged submarine to fire Polaris missile (George Washington)
  • Sirima Bandaranaike becomes 1st female Premier of Ceylon
  • USSR recovered 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space
  • The Polaris missile is successfully launched from a submarine, the USS George Washington, for the first time.
  • Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) elects Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister, the world's first elected female head of government.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 20, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Carp'S Washington

By: Frank G. Carpenter

life in washington d.c. in the 1800's.

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Set This House On Fire

By: William Styron

The day after Peter Leverett met his old friend Mason Flagg in Italy, Mason was found dead. The hours leading up to his death were a nightmare for Peter - both

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Grant Moves South

By: Bruce Catton

A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian’s acclaimed Civil War history of the complex man and controversial Union commander whose battlefield brilliance ensured the downfall of the Confederacy Preeminent Civil War historian Bruce

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The Chapman Report

By: Irving Wallace

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