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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 Erich Maechler and Philippe Lacroix. 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 Daughters And Rebels by Jessica Mitford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Best of the Post.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Never on Sunday

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Foundas

Country: United States

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Let's Make Love

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall

Country: United States

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G.I. Blues

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers

Country: United States

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The Time Machine

Directed by: George Pal

Starring: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux

Country: United States

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Ocean's Eleven

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Shari Lewis Show

Starring: Shari Lewis

Country: United States

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1960 Presidential Debates

Starring: John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Frank McGee

Country: United States

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The Barbara Stanwyck Show

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck

Country: United States

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Written by: Eric Ambler

Starring: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot

Country: United States

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Starring: Boris Karloff

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 September 1960 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Erich Maechler
  • 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.
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Famous Deaths:
  • 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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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Daughters And Rebels

By: Jessica Mitford

Daughters and rebels: An autobiography

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Water Of Life

By: Henry Morton Robinson

Impact of whiskey-making on three generations of an Indiana family.

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The Chapman Report

By: Irving Wallace


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Taken At The Flood

By: John Gunther

Taken at the Flood; The Story of Albert D. Lasker

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