Monday May 23, 1960

US date format: 5/23/1960, UK date format: 23/5/1960

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 23, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Linden Ashby and Linden Ashby. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers. The Trials of Oscar Wilde, directed by Ken Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while I Kid You Not by Jack Paar was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Sister Eileen.
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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Peter Finch, Yvonne Mitchell, James Mason, Nigel Patrick

The Time Machine

Directed by: George Pal

Starring: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Country: United States of America

Sergeant Rutledge

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode, Constance Towers, Billie Burke

Never on Sunday

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Foundas, Titos Vandis

Country: United States of America


Directed by: David Swift

Starring: Jane Wyman, Hayley Mills, Richard Egan, Karl Malden

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

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  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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  • Got A Girl by The Four Preps hits #24
  • WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • WKBM TV (now WLII) channel 11 in Caguas / San Juan, PR 1st broadcast
  • WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC)
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    Famous Deaths

  • Georges Claude: French chemist and engineer invented...

TV Series

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My Sister Eileen

Directed by: Richard Quine

Der schwarze Kanal

The Chevy Mystery Show

Higashi wa higashi

About Anglia

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

I Kid You Not

By: Jack Paar

Who is Jack Parr? I Kid You Not is the answer to this question by the one who has the inside story -- Jack Parr.

Ourselves To Know

By: John O'Hara


The Lincoln Lords

By: Cameron Hawley

THE LINCOLN LORDS is a story about Lincoln Lord and his wife Maggie, their story of marriage and Lincoln's involvement in heading many organizations and institutions that control our lives.

Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

May This House Be Safe From Tigers

By: Alexander King

Author: Alexander King. Memoir. Copyright: 1960. Illustrated with 23 original drawings from the author. 373 pages. Hardcover.

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