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Wednesday 24 August 1960

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cal Ripken and Takashi Miike. In that special week of August people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Davey and Goliath.
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Movies

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G.I. Blues

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

Country: United States

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Atom Age Vampire

Directed by: Anton Giulio Majano

Starring: Alberto Lupo, Susanne Loret, Sergio Fantoni, Franca Parisi

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Black Sunday

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani

Country: United States

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It Started in Naples

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica, Marietto

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Goliath and the Dragon

Directed by: Vittorio Cottafavi

Starring: Mark Forest, Broderick Crawford, Gaby André, Renato Terra

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TV Series

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Davey and Goliath

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Cal Ripken: American baseball player: shortstop, Orioles.
  • Takashi Miike: Japanese actor director producer and screenwriter.
  • Steven W Lindsey: Arcadia, California -- Major USAF / Astronaut (STS 87, sk:95).
  • Steven Lindsey: American astronaut, Lindsey received his bachelor of science degree in engineering sciences from the United States Air Force Academy.
  • David Guillory: Jockey.
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Facts:
  • 60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil.

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Books

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The Lovely Ambition

By: Mary Ellen Chase

“Readers who have come to expect Miss Chase to provide stunning evocations of time and place, particularly of nineteenth-century Maine, will not be disappointed by The Lovely Ambition.”

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Before You Go

By: Jerome Weidman

The Sarno family, with a history of practicing the alternative medicine of 'cupping', is entrenched in New York's lower East Side.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

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The Chapman Report

By: Irving Wallace

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