Saturday 24 September 1960
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Philippe Lacroix and Jack Pierson.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to The Twist by Chubby Checker.
In UK Apache by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits.
Santa Claus, directed by Ren Cardona, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Best of the Post.
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- Philippe Lacroix: Dutch kidnapper and accomplice of Patrick Haemers in the kidnapping of the former Belgium Prime Minister, Paul Van Den Boeynants, in January 1989.
- Jack Pierson: American artist whose work includes photographs of the male nude and of himself.
- Tony Juniper: English environmentalist and politician.
- Amy Sky: Canadian singer-songwriter producer and actress.
- Matyas Seiber: Composer, dies at 55.
- 1st nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, launches (USS Enterprise)
- USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launches
- International Development Association (UN agency) comes into existence.
- The USS Enterprise aircraft carrier is launched at Newport News, Virginia. This is the world's first nuclear-powered carrier, also the most powerful warship ever built, at 300,000 horsepower, the longest at 1101.5 feet, and costliest at US$445 million. The ship was designed to accomodate 100 aircraft.
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