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 I Kid You Not by Jack Paar was one of the best selling books.
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- 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
- 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).
- Kris Monaghan: Spokane, Washington -- Golfer (1990 Red Robin Kyocera Inamori).
- Steven Lindsey: American astronaut, Lindsey received his bachelor of science degree in engineering sciences from the United States Air Force Academy.
- Kim Christofte: Danish footballer.
- David Guillory: Jockey.
- Franz Vienboeck: Austria -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13).
- 60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
- Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
- The Ventures - Walk -- Don't Run
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
- Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)
- Bobby Rydell - Volare
- Hank Ballard and the Midnighters - Finger Poppin' Time
- Donnie Brooks - Mission Bell
- Safaris - Image Of A Girl
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