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Friday 26 August 1960

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Wanda De Jesus and Branford Marsalis. In that special week of August people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while The Good Years by Walter Lord was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Starring: Fred Smith, Mark Strotheide, Betty Hardy, Lorna Henderson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Comedy Spot

Written by: Carl Reiner, Ronald Alexander

Starring: Carl Reiner, Mamie Van Doren, Candy Moore, Barbara Britton

Country: United States

An Age of Kings

Starring: David Andrews, Patrick Garland, Julian Glover, John Ringham

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Pony Express

Starring: Grant Sullivan, Don Dorrell

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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The Little Shop of Horrors

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles

Country: United States

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Last Woman on Earth

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Betsy Jones-Moreland, Antony Carbone, Robert Towne

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Good Years

By: Walter Lord

1900-1914 They were the years of T.R. and trust busting, "the full dinner pail," the Model T Ford, the Wright Brothers' flying machine; the "400," the Bunny Hug and Turkey Trot,

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To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

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Watcher In The Shadows

By: Geoffrey Household

A deadly pursuit through the English countryside from the acclaimed author of ROGUE MALE. After working as a double agent for the British in Nazi Germany during the war, Charles Dennim

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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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