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Sunday 26 June 1960

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on June 26, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Barbara Edwards and Jumpy Geathers. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers. In UK Three Steps To Heaven by Eddie Cochran was in the top 5 hits. Elmer Gantry, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while Set This House On Fire by William Styron was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching My Sister Eileen.
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What the sky looked like on 26 June 1960

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Movies

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Elmer Gantry

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger

Country: United States

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Strangers When We Meet

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Ernie Kovacs, Barbara Rush

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One Foot in Hell

Directed by: James B. Clark

Starring: Alan Ladd, Don Murray, Dan O'Herlihy, Dolores Michaels

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Inherit the Wind

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Country: United States

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Bells Are Ringing

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr.

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TV Series

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

My Sister Eileen

Directed by: Richard Quine

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The Comedy Spot

Written by: Carl Reiner, Ronald Alexander

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

Country: United States

Cariboo Country

Video Village

Moment of Fear

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 June 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
  • Independence Day in Madagascar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Barbara Edwards: Albuquerque, New Mexico -- Playmate of year (Sept, 1983) / actress.
  • Jumpy Geathers: NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos - Super Bowl 32).
  • Zachary Breaux: American jazz guitarist (d. 1997).
  • Mark Durkan: Irish politician Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.
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Facts:
  • Hall of Fame allows veteran committee to vote annually
  • Italian Somaliland declares independence from Italian-administration
  • Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France
  • British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain.
  • The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland .

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 26, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Set This House On Fire

By: William Styron

The day after Peter Leverett met his old friend Mason Flagg in Italy, Mason was found dead. The hours leading up to his death were a nightmare for Peter - both

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The Lincoln Lords

By: Cameron Hawley

THE LINCOLN LORDS is a story about Lincoln Lord and his wife Maggie, their story of marriage and Lincoln's involvement in heading many organizations and institutions that control our lives.

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Trustee From The Toolroom

By: Nevil Shute

When his sister’s boat is wrecked in the Pacific, Keith Steward becomes the trustee for his little niece. In order to save her from destitution he has to embark on a

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The Enemy Within

By: Robert F. Kennedy

This is the authoritative, compelling account of one of the most famous, consummate, and effective Senate investigations in modern Congressional history.

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