Sunday 31 January 1960
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Elaine Roque in Santa Monica and Grant Morrison.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Running Bear by Johnny Preston.
In UK Why by Anthony Newley 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 Advise And Consent by Allen Drury 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 31 January 1960 ?
- Blessed Ludovica
- Saint Geminianus
- Saint Marcella
- Saint Pedro Nolasco
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
- Elaine Roque in Santa Monica: California, USA; beach volleyball player (Olympics-1996).
- Grant Morrison: Scottish comic book writer, playwright and occultist.
- George Benjamin: British composer of classical music.
- Akbar Ganji: Iranian journalist and author.
- Željko Šturanović: Montenegrin politician; 31st Prime Minister of Montenegro (d. 2014).
- Lowell Gilmore: Actor (Calcutta, Roadblock), dies at 53.
- Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress / singer Phyllis Newman in New York City
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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