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Tuesday 24 May 1960

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 24, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kristin Scott Thomas and Doug Jones. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers. The Trials of Oscar Wilde, directed by Ken Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Sister Eileen.
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Movies

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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Starring: Peter Finch, Yvonne Mitchell, James Mason, Nigel Patrick

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Skeleton of Mrs. Morales

Directed by: Rogelio A. González

Starring: Arturo de Córdova, Amparo Rivelles, Elda Peralta, Guillermo Orea

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The Time Machine

Directed by: George Pal

Starring: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Country: United States

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Sergeant Rutledge

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode, Constance Towers, Billie Burke

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Never on Sunday

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Foundas, Titos Vandis

Country: United States

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TV Series

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My Sister Eileen

Directed by: Richard Quine

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Der schwarze Kanal

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The Chevy Mystery Show

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Avraham Arnon: Israeli educator and a recipient of the Israel Prize (Born 1887).
Facts:
  • 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed
  • Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordon Caulle begins to erupt.

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Planetary positions on this day

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Books

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Dear And Glorious Physician

By: Taylor Caldwell

The world-famous novel about the triumphant story of St. Luke. Man of science, and Gospel writer. Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, ...

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The Law And The Profits

By: C. Northcote Parkinson

A very nice clean copy in protected unclipped dustwrapper. Previous owner details to free front endpaper. Some spotting tio closed edges, otherwise pages clean, binding firm.

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The Joy Of Music

By: Leonard Bernstein

(Amadeus). This classic work is perhaps Bernstein's finest collection of conversations on the meaning and wonder of music. This book is a must for all music fans who wish to experience

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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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