Wednesday December 28, 1960

US date format: 12/28/1960, UK date format: 28/12/1960

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 28, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Chad McQueen and Zane William Smith. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. In UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates was in the top 5 hits. The Marriage-Go-Round, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960 while The Dean'S Watch by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Avengers.
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Holidays

  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.

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Movies

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The Marriage-Go-Round

The Marriage-Go-Round

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Susan Hayward, James Mason, Julie Newmar, Robert Paige

Where the Boys Are

Where the Boys Are

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton

Country: United States of America

The Wackiest Ship in the Army

The Wackiest Ship in the Army

Directed by: Richard Murphy

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, John Lund, Chips Rafferty

Five Guns to Tombstone

Five Guns to Tombstone

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

Starring: James Brown, John Wilder, Walter Coy, Robert Karnes

Two Women

Two Women

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Avengers

The Avengers

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Directed by: Jeremiah Chechik

Starring: Patrick Macnee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

No Man's Island

No Man's Island

Directed by: Ferenc Török

Westinghouse Playhouse

Westinghouse Playhouse

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Starring: Nanette Fabray, Wendell Corey, Bobby Diamond, Jacklyn O'Donnell

Country: United States of America

Say When!

Say When!

Q for Quest

Q for Quest

Days to next December 28

If December 28, 1960 is your birthday you're 59 years, 8 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 10 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Dean'S Watch by Elizabeth Goudge

The Dean'S Watch

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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 …

The Child Buyer by John Hersey

The Child Buyer

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This is a story of an investigation into the activities of Mr. Wissey Jones, a stranger who comes to the town of Pequot on urgent defense business.

The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase

The Lovely Ambition

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“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.”

Taken At The Flood by John Gunther

Taken At The Flood

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Taken at the Flood; The Story of Albert D. Lasker

Pomp And Circumstance by Noel Coward

Pomp And Circumstance

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Author's first novel, a comedy filled with preposterous dialogue and ridiculous situations. A wonderfully witty story about manners and mores on a tropical island.


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