Sunday 24 July 1960
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Catherine Destivelle .
In that special week of July people in US were listening to I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee.
In UK Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones was in the top 5 hits.
Inherit the Wind, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while Watcher In The Shadows by Geoffrey Household was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
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- Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
- St. Ruffin
- St. Wulfhad
- St. David
- St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
- St. Lewine
- St. Kinga/Cunegundes
- St. Francis Solano
- St. Saint Christina the Astonishing
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 9 saints: St. Lupus
- Ancient Latvia - Jekaupa Diena held
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Leo
- Vanuatu - Children's Day
- Ecuador - Sim=n Bolfvar Day
- Venezuela - the Libertador (Sim=n Bolfvar Day)
- Catherine Destivelle: French rock climber and mountaineer, who in 1992 became the first woman to complete a solo ascent of the Eiger's north face.
- 42nd PGA Championship: Jay Hebert shoots a 281 at Firestone Country Club - Akron
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
- Hollywood Argyles - Alley-Oop
- Connie Francis - Everybody's Somebody's Fool
- Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)
- Duane Eddy - Because They're Young
- Brenda Lee - That's All You Gotta Do
- The Fendermen - Mule Skinner Blues
- The Everly Brothers - When Will I Be Loved
- Ray Peterson - Tell Laura I Love Her
- Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
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