Saturday 26 March 1960
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Grey and Marcus Allen.
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 My Wicked, Wicked Ways by Errol Flynn was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Pony Express.
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- Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
- Saint Ludger
- Saint Larissa
- Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
- Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
- Jennifer Grey: American actress.
- Marcus Allen: American athlete, running back for the Oakland Raiders (1982-92), Kansas City Chiefs (1993-97).
- Debbie Hall: LPGA golfer.
- Michael Evans: Fontana, California -- US water polo player (1988 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Jon Huntsman: American politician and diplomat, a Republican Party candidate for US President in the 2012 elections.
- Øystein Mæland: Norwegian psychiatrist and politician.
- Axel Prahl: German actor and singer.
- Billy Warlock in Hawthorne: California, USA; actor (Flip - Happy Days, Baywatch).
- Ian Keith: Actor (Identity Unknown, Queen Christina), dies at 61.
- Orioles-Reds series for Havana, is moved to Miami
- USC captures NCAA swimming title.
- Iraq executes 30 after attack on President Kassem.
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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