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Wednesday 26 October 1960

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 26, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Briand and Jon Rodden. In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Want To Be Wanted (Per Tutta La Vita) by Brenda Lee. In UK Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance was in the top 5 hits. North to Alaska, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching No Man's Island.
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What the sky looked like on 26 October 1960

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Movies

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North to Alaska

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian

Country: United States

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BUtterfield 8

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher, Dina Merrill

Country: United States

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker

Country: United States

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The Alamo

Directed by: John Wayne

Starring: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon

Country: United States

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Shoot the Piano Player

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

No Man's Island

Directed by: Ferenc Török

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Our House

Directed by: Anthony Scott Burns

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Maigret

Oben und unten

Starring: Lilly Towska, Otto Braml, Ursula Dartsch, Hans Irle

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 October 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
  • St. Rusticus
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Facts:
  • AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins and announces franchises in LA and Washington DC for 1961
  • Robert F. Kennedy telephones Coretta Scott King, the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and he also secures King's release from jail regarding a traffic violation in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S..

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 26, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The Lovely Ambition

By: Mary Ellen Chase

“Readers who have come to expect Miss Chase to provide stunning evocations of time and place, particularly of nineteenth-century Maine, will not be disappointed by The Lovely Ambition.”

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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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The Leopard

By: Guiseppe di Lampedusa

The Sicilian prince, Don Fabrizio, hero of Lampedusa's great and only novel, is described as enormous in size, in intellect, and in sensuality.

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The Dean'S Watch

By: Elizabeth Goudge

A compelling saga of an unlikely friendship threaded together by redemption and graceThe setting is a remote mid-nineteenth-century town in England and its grand cathedral. The cathedral Dean, Adam Ayscough, holds a deep love for his parishioners and townspeople, but ...

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