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Friday 26 February 1960

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on February 26, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lorenzo Saba and Jaz Coleman. 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. Home from the Hill, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while Ourselves To Know by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hudson's Bay.
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What the sky looked like on 26 February 1960

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Movies

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Home from the Hill

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard, George Hamilton

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Conspiracy of Hearts

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Lilli Palmer, Sylvia Syms, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Lewis

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Tea for Two

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Eve Arden

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Carry on, Constable

Directed by: Gerald Thomas

Starring: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Eric Barker, Kenneth Connor

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First Spaceship on Venus

Directed by: Kurt Maetzig

Starring: Yôko Tani, Oldrich Lukes, Ignacy Machowski, Julius Ongewe

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TV Series

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Hudson's Bay

Directed by: Irving Pichel

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The Secret Garden

Directed by: Owen Smith

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Inside Story

Soledad Monsalvo

The Splendid Spur

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
  • Saint Alexander of Alexandria
Famous Birthdays:
  • 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).
  • Robert Jaspert: German football manager.
  • Hannes Jaenicke: German actor and Greenpeace activist.
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Facts:
  • 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.

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Planetary positions on this day

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Books

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Ourselves To Know

By: John O'Hara

"HAVE YOU HAD AN AFFAIR WITH ANOTHER MAN?" ROBERT MILLHOUSER ASKED HIS WIFE. "YES I HAVE," SHE TOLD HIM BRUTALLY...

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May This House Be Safe From Tigers

By: Alexander King

Author: Alexander King. Memoir. Copyright: 1960. Illustrated with 23 original drawings from the author. 373 pages. Hardcover.

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The Longest Day

By: Cornelius Ryan

The classic account of the Allied invasion of Normandy.The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history.

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This Is My God

By: Herman Wouk

This Is My God is Herman Wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, Israel at Forty.

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