Thursday 22 September 1960
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 22, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Victor Stevenson and Isaac Herzog.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to The Twist by Chubby Checker.
In UK Apache by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
Sunrise at Campobello, directed by Vincent J. Donehue, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while May This House Be Safe From Tigers by Alexander King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Our House.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 22 September 1960
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Which were the important events of 22 September 1960 ?
- Saint Emmeramus
- Saint Florentius
- In ancient Latvia, the first day of Mikeli, the Catching of Jumis.
- In ancient Greece, the ninth and final day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates made offerings to the dead.
- Saint Jonas
- RC Saints - It has been or still is the feast day of the following saints: Saints Digna & Emerita
- In Europe and in cities throughout the world, Car Free Day.
- Mali - Independence Day (from France, 1960)
- Bulgaria - Independence Day 1908
- French Republican Calendar - Raisin (Grape) Day, first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Saint Thomas of Villanueva
- Saint Sanctinus
- Saint Salaberga
- Saint Phocas
- Saint Maurice
- Saint Lolanus
- Saint Lioba
- Saint Lauto
- Autumnal equinox in the Northern hemisphere, Vernal equinox in the Southern hemisphere 1996, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012 (by UT).
- Isaac Herzog: Politician.
- Victor Stevenson: CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos).
- Joan Jett in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; singer (Blackhearts - "I Love Rock 'n Roll").
- Scott Baio in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actor (Joanie loves Chachi, Charles in Charge, Zapped).
- Tai Babilonia: American ice skater paired with Randy Gardner when she was eight and he, ten, in 1970 by their coach to achieve a precision mirror-image grace.
- Yitzhak Herzog: Commonly known in English as Isaac Herzog, is an Israeli politician and lawyer.
- Scott Baio: TV Actor.
- Ernest Martin: American convicted murderer (Born 1960).
- Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France
- The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 R&B songs
- Brook Benton - Kiddio
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
- Ike & Tina Turner - A Fool In Love
- Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Finger Poppin' Time
- Sugar Pie DeSanto - I Want To Know
- Clyde McPhatter - Ta Ta
- Jackie Wilson - A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
- Etta James - If I Can't Have You
- Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - The Twist
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?