Monday August 29, 1960

US date format: 8/29/1960, UK date format: 29/8/1960

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see zodiac on August 29, 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 Pascale Rocard and Enzo Enzo. In that special week of August people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley. In UK Apache by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. Rocco and His Brothers, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1960 while The Strategy Of Peace by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling book. On TV people were watching The Tall Man.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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Events

  • Jordan Premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack
  • Hurricane Donna kills 50 people in Florida and New England.
  • Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah, Sultan of Selangor and 2nd Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, dies in office. He is replaced by Tuanku Syed Putra, Raja of Perlis.
  • Disgruntled railroad workers effectively halt operations of the Pennsylvania Railroad, marking the first shutdown in the company's history (the event lasts two days).

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Movies

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Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States of America

Let's Make Love

Let's Make Love

Release year: 1960

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Frankie Vaughan

Country: United States of America

Piccadilly Third Stop

Piccadilly Third Stop

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Wolf Rilla

Starring: Terence Morgan, Yôko Tani, John Crawford, Mai Zetterling

Colossus and the Amazon Queen

Colossus and the Amazon Queen

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Vittorio Sala

Starring: Dorian Gray, Rod Taylor, Gianna Maria Canale, Ed Fury

TV Series

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The Tall Man

The Tall Man

Release year: 1960

Written by:

Starring: Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager

Country: United States of America

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Strategy Of Peace by John F. Kennedy

The Strategy Of Peace

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"The statements contained in this volume represent my own attempt to make plain to myself and to others my thoughts on the leading questions of foreign policy that have borne down

The Conscience Of A Conservative by Barry Goldwater

The Conscience Of A Conservative

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2011 Reprint of 1960 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "The Conscience of a Conservative" was published by Goldwater when he

Before You Go by Jerome Weidman

Before You Go

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The Sarno family, with a history of practicing the alternative medicine of 'cupping', is entrenched in New York's lower East Side.

The Night They Burned The Mountain by Thomas A. Dooley

The Night They Burned The Mountain

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The Night They Burned the Mountain by Thomas Dooley Hardcover 1960

Mr. Citizen by Harry S. Truman

Mr. Citizen

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315 pages - photo illustrated

Videogames

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Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 29, 1960?

On August 29, 1960 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is August 29, 1960?

On August 29, 1960 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 29, 1960?

On August 29, 1960 the US President was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 29, 1960?

On August 29, 1960 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 29, 1960?

On August 29, 1960 Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 29, 1960?

On August 29, 1960 several famous people were born including, Pascale Rocard, Enzo Enzo, Tony MacAlpine.

Which famous people died on August 29, 1960?

Famous people died on August 29, 1960 include, Alexander Gauge, Hazza el-Majali, Vicki Baum.

What was the number one song in August 29, 1960?

The number one song in the week of August 29, 1960 was It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley in US and Apache by The Shadows in UK.

What were the top hits on August 29, 1960?

The top hits on August 29, 1960 were It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley, Walk -- Don't Run by The Ventures, The Twist by Chubby Checker in US and Apache by The Shadows, Mess Of Blues by Elvis Presley, Because They're Young by Duane Eddy in UK.