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Saturday 24 December 1960, Christmas Eve

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carol Vorderman and Glenn McQueen. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. In UK It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching No Man's Island.
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Movies

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Where the Boys Are

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton

Country: United States

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The Wackiest Ship in the Army

Directed by: Richard Murphy

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, John Lund, Chips Rafferty

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Five Guns to Tombstone

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

Starring: James Brown, John Wilder, Walter Coy, Robert Karnes

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Two Women

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown

Country: United States

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The Grass Is Greener

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

No Man's Island

Directed by: Ferenc Török

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Le théâtre de la jeunesse

Starring: Andrée Champeaux, Armand Meffre, Claude Piéplu, Pascal Duc

Country: France

Tales of the Riverbank

Starring: Johnny Morris, Peggy Miller

Country: Canada

El show de los Polivoces

Written by: Mauricio Kleiff

Starring: Enrique Cuenca, Eduardo Manzano, Jorge Zamora, Yolanda Lievana

The Bullwinkle Show

Starring: June Foray, Paul Frees, William Conrad, Bill Scott

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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Facts:
  • Dutch bishops question papacy values.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 24, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Folk Medicine

By: Deforest Clinton Jarvis

In an essential work for any sufferer of the debilitating illness, the best-selling author of Folk Medicine focuses his extraordinary talents on providing natural and effective remedies for

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The Nylon Pirates

By: Nicholas Monsarrat

Alcestis, a British luxury liner, moored in New York and bound on a cruise to the Caribbean, South America and Africa, awaits her exclusive passengers - businessmen with mid-life crises, large

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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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Taken At The Flood

By: John Gunther

Taken at the Flood; The Story of Albert D. Lasker

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