Friday 26 February 1960
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Jaspert and Hannes Jaenicke.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith.
In UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits.
Sink the Bismarck!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while Where The Boys Are by Glendon Swarthout was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Four Feather Falls.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 February 1960 ?
- Bah�'f Faith - February 26, Day 1 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- Blessed Edigna
- Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
- Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
- Saint Victor
- Saint Alexander of Alexandria
- Saint Nestor (died 251)
- Liberation Day in Kuwait (1991).
- Nation of Islam - Savior's Day - commemoration of the birthdate of Wallace Fard Muhammad, believed to be Allah in human form, the saviour of the black race.
- Robert Jaspert: German football manager.
- Hannes Jaenicke: German actor and Greenpeace activist.
- Lorenzo Saba: Italian karate champion in Europe who went into the healing arts, visiting the U.S.
- Jaz Coleman: English singer-songwriter keyboard player and producer (Killing Joke).
- Aleksandar Belic: Swedish linguist, dies at age 83.
- Soviet premier Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia.
- Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, Nebraska, to become NWA wrestling champion.
- A New York bound Alitalia airliner crashed into a cemetery at Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Percy Faith - The Theme From A Summer Place
- Mark Dinning - Teen Angel
- Jimmy Jones - Handy Man
- Jim Reeves - He'll Have To Go
- Jack Scott - What In The World's Come Over You
- Johnny Preston - Running Bear
- The Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me
- Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea
- Conway Twitty - Lonely Blue Boy
- Dion and the Belmonts - Where Or When
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