Friday 29 January 1960
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Matthew Ashford in Davenport and Steve Sax second baseman (Los Angeles Dodgers.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Running Bear by Johnny Preston.
In UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates was in the top 5 hits.
Our Man in Havana, directed by Carol Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960
while Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Somerset Maugham Hour.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 January 1960 ?
- Matthew Ashford in Davenport: Iowa, USA; actor (Jack Devaraux - Days of Our Lives).
- Steve Sax second baseman (Los Angeles Dodgers: New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox).
- Eddie Jackson bassist (Queensryche - "Breaking the Silence": "The Warning").
- Gregory Efthimos Louganis in San Diego: California, USA; champion diver (Olympics-gold-1984, 1988).
- J G Thirlwell: Australian-born musician.
- Sean Kerly: English field hockey player
- Matthew Ashford: American actor, the star of several popular TV soap series.
- Greg Louganis: American celebrity swimmer, the only diver in history to have a building altered for his benefit. In 1983, Air Force Academy raised a section of the ceiling over its platform so Louganis would not put a wrist or foot through it during Olympic Festival competition. He is the only diver to break 700 points on the platform and the record holder on the springboards. He is the only diver to have a perfect dive in competition, winner of a Silver Medal at the 1976 Olympics and Gold at the 1984 Olympics
- Gia Carangi: American model (d. 1986)
- Cho-Liang Lin: in Taiwan; violinist (Queen Sophia first prize).
- Steve Sax: American baseball player and sportscaster
- JG Thirlwell: Australian-English singer-songwriter and producer (Wiseblood The Immaculate Consumptive Coil and Foetus)
- Louis Jean Heydt: Actor (Joe-Waterfront), dies at 54.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1960 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Preston - Running Bear
- Marty Robbins - El Paso
- Frankie Avalon - Why
- Mark Dinning - Teen Angel
- Freddie Cannon - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
- Miss Toni Fisher - The Big Hurt
- Andy Williams - The Village Of St. Bernadette
- Jimmy Clanton - Go, Jimmy, Go
- Steve Lawrence - Pretty Blue Eyes
- Dion and the Belmonts - Where Or When
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