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Saturday 31 December 1960, NewYear’s Eve

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 31, 1960). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Allen Muhammad and Broderick Dyke. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson 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 Rabbit, Run by John Updike was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Avengers.
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What the sky looked like on 31 December 1960

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Marriage-Go-Round

Directed by: Walter Lang

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

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Where the Boys Are

Directed by: Henry Levin

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

Country: United States

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The Wackiest Ship in the Army

Directed by: Richard Murphy

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

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Five Guns to Tombstone

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

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

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Two Women

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

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

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Avengers

Written by: Sydney Newman

Directed by: Jeremiah Chechik

Starring: Patrick Macnee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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No Man's Island

Directed by: Ferenc Török

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Westinghouse Playhouse

Written by: Ranald MacDougall

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1960 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • The farthing coin ceases to be legal tender in the United Kingdom.
  • Last day on which the farthing, a coin first minted in England in the 13th century, is legal tender in the United Kingdom.
  • Beginning in 1959, Argentina suffers economic recession.
  • World population: 3,021,475,001
  • Africa: 277,398,000

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 31, 1960 - Geocentric view

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Rabbit, Run

By: John Updike

Rabbit, Run is the book that established John Updike as one of the major American novelists of his—or any other—generation.

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Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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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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The Last Of The Just

By: Andre Schwarz-Bart

Published in sixteen languages and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, Andre Schwarz-Bart’s The Last of the Just is considered by many the single greatest novel of the Holocaust.

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