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Friday 24 June 1960

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on June 24, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nate Carr and Juli Inkster. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers. In UK Three Steps To Heaven by Eddie Cochran was in the top 5 hits. Elmer Gantry, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while Mrs. 'Arris Goes To New York by Paul Gallico was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Sister Eileen.
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What the sky looked like on 24 June 1960

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Movies

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Elmer Gantry

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger

Country: United States

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Strangers When We Meet

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Ernie Kovacs, Barbara Rush

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One Foot in Hell

Directed by: James B. Clark

Starring: Alan Ladd, Don Murray, Dan O'Herlihy, Dolores Michaels

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Inherit the Wind

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Country: United States

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Bells Are Ringing

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr.

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TV Series

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

My Sister Eileen

Directed by: Richard Quine

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The Comedy Spot

Written by: Carl Reiner, Ronald Alexander

Starring: Carl Reiner, Mamie Van Doren, Candy Moore, Barbara Britton

Country: United States

Cariboo Country

Video Village

Moment of Fear

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 June 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Juli Inkster: Santa Cruz, California -- LPGA golfer (Dinah Shore-1984, 89).
  • Nate Carr: Erie, Pennsylvania -- Freestyle wrestler (1988 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Karin Pilsater: Swedish politician.
  • Elish Angiolini: Scottish lawyer judge and politician Solicitor General for Scotland.
  • Walter Ellis: American serial killer (d. 2013).
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Facts:
  • Joseph Kasavubu is elected as the first President of the independent Congo.
  • British Somaliland receives its independence from the United Kingdom. Five days later, it unites with Somalia (the former Italian Somaliland) to create the Somalia.
  • The Malagasy Republic, now Madagascar, becomes independent from France
  • The Belgian Congo receives its independence from Belgium as the Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville). A civil war followed closely on the heels of this.
  • Public demonstrations by democratic and left forces, against Italian government support of the post-fascist Italian Social Movement, are heavily suppressed by police.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 24, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Mrs. 'Arris Goes To New York

By: Paul Gallico

This is a 2007 reprint of the famous series from McCalls in 1959/1960. Small format hardcover with dust jacket.

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Set This House On Fire

By: William Styron

The day after Peter Leverett met his old friend Mason Flagg in Italy, Mason was found dead. The hours leading up to his death were a nightmare for Peter - both

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Perle

By: Perle Mesta with Robert Cahn

Good condition for a 1960 copyright

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A Distant Trumpet

By: Paul Horgan

Originally published in 1960 selling half a million copies at the time and first reissued as a Nonpareil paperback in 1991, this immensely popular work of fiction

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