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Thursday 21 January 1960

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 21, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Toxey Haas and Jennifer Keyte. 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 My Wicked, Wicked Ways by Errol Flynn was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Showtime.
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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

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Holidays:
  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
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Facts:
  • Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook South Africa, 417 die of methane poisoning
  • Little Joe 1B, a Mercury spacecraft, lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia with Miss Sam, a female rhesus monkey on board.
  • Avianca Flight 671 crashes and burns upon landing at Montego Bay, Jamaica, killing 37. It is the worst air disaster in Jamaica's history and the first for Avianca.
  • In France, President Charles de Gaulle fires Jacques Massu, the commander-in-chief of the French troops in Algeria.
  • Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh descend into the Mariana Trench in the ''bathyscaphe Trieste'', reaching the depth of 10,911 meters (35,797 feet) and become the first human beings to reach the lowest spot on Earth.

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Books

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My Wicked, Wicked Ways

By: Errol Flynn

Known to millions as the preeminent swashbuckler of the silver screen, Errol Flynn was a complex man who lived a life far more adventurous than any of his films.

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The Breaking Point

By: Daphne du Maurier

"The appeal of romance and the clash of highly-charged emotions." --New York Herald-TribuneIn this collection of suspenseful tales in which fantasies, murderous dreams and half-forgotten worlds are exposed, Daphne du Maurier

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The Elements Of Style

By: William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition.

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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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