Friday 25 March 1960
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Brenda Strong and Steve Norman.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith.
In UK Running Bear by Johnny Preston was in the top 5 hits.
Please Don't Eat the Daisies, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while The Enemy Within by Robert F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Pony Express.
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- Maryland Day.
- Saint Pelagius
- International Waffle Day in Sweden.
- Freedom Day in Belarus
- Greek Independence Day.
- As the day falls close to the vernal equinox, similar to the way Christmas falls near the winter solstice, both days are regarded as one of the Quarter Days to Christians in the British Isles. (see below)
- Traditional date of the start of the new year in England and Wales, until the Calendar Act of 1752 (called Lady Day - see below).
- Traditional date of the death (circa 33), of Jesus, central figure in Christianity (b. circa 1 BC in traditional dating)
- In Christianity, March 25 is typically celebrated as the day of the Annunciation so long as it does not coincide with a Sunday or during Holy Week. (see below)
- The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Lady Day) - this date is nine months before Christmas Day, and is based on the traditional date in Catholicism of a 1 BC - Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and conception of Jesus.
- One of the four Irish Quarter days in the Irish calendar.
- Saint Dysmas, the 'Good Murderer'
- Saint Harold
- Saint Humbert
- The date of the passing of Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Many fans celebrate this day by throwing parties.
- Saint Izaak
- Brenda Strong: American actress.
- Steve Norman: English rock musician who plays the saxophone and has had several hits with the group "Spandau Ballet.
- Steve Norman in London: England; rock saxophone player (Spandau Ballet - "True").
- Robert Green in Omaha: Nebraska, USA; tennis star.
- Haywood Nelson in New York City: New York, USA; actor (Haywood - Grady, Dwayne - What's Happening).
- Russ Mitchell: American journalist best known for his career at CBS where he was anchor of The Early Show on Saturday (1997-2007, 2011-2012), and weekend anchor of the CBS Evening News (2011-2012).
- Idy Chan: Hong Kong actress.
- Haywood Nelson: American actor.
- Peter O'Brien: Australian actor.
- Idy Chan Yuk-Lin: Hong Kong actress.
- 1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)
- Ford Frick voids Cleveland Indians-Boston Red Sox deal as Sam White retires.
- Italian government Tambroni forms.
- First guided missile launched from nuclear powered submarine (Halibut).
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Percy Faith - The Theme From A Summer Place
- Jim Reeves - He'll Have To Go
- Bobby Rydell - Wild One
- Jimmy Jones - Handy Man
- Dinah Washington - Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
- Jack Scott - What In The World's Come Over You
- Paul Anka - Puppy Love
- Brenda Lee - Sweet Nothin's
- Mark Dinning - Teen Angel
- The Platters - Harbor Lights
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