Thursday 24 November 1960
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Eli Elezra and Edgar Meyer.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Stay by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs.
In UK It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Big Deal on Madonna Street, directed by Mario Monicelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while The Liberal Hour by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years.
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- Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
- Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
- Teacher's Day in Turkey
- Eli Elezra
- Edgar Meyer: American bassist and composer (Strength in Numbers).
- Amanda Wyss: American actress.
- Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record).
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay
- Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome To-Night?
- Johnny Tillotson - Poetry In Motion
- Floyd Cramer - Last Date
- Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
- Hank Ballard and the Midnighters - Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go
- Kathy Young - A Thousand Stars
- U.S. Bonds - New Orleans
- Joe Jones - You Talk Too Much
- The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
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