Sunday 24 January 1960
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rick Leventhal and Jack Neo.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Running Bear by Johnny Preston.
In UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates was in the top 5 hits.
Our Man in Havana, directed by Carol Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while This Is My God by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Die Firma Hesselbach.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 January 1960 ?
- Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
- Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
- Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
- Rick Leventhal: American television news correspondent.
- Jack Neo: Singaporean filmmaker & actor.
- Mária Lukács: Hungarian author and educator.
- Mark Reeds: Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015).
- Algeria uprises against French President De Gaulle
- Algerian War: Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the ''barricades week'', during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.
- A major insurrection occurs in Algiers against French colonial policy.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Preston - Running Bear
- Frankie Avalon - Why
- Marty Robbins - El Paso
- Miss Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt
- Freddie Cannon - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
- Jimmy Clanton - Go, Jimmy, Go
- Mark Dinning - Teen Angel
- Andy Williams - The Village Of St. Bernadette
- Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes
- Connie Francis - Among My Souvenirs
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