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1960 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts



World Series Champions: Pittsburgh Pirates
NFL Champions: Philadelphia Eagles
AFL Champions: Houston Oilers
NBA Champions: Boston Celtics
Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf Arnold Palmer
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Neale Fraser/Darlene R. Hard
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Neale Fraser/Maria Bueno
NCAA Football Champions: Minnesota & Mississippi
NCAA Basketball Champions: Ohio State
Kentucky Derby: Venetian Way
The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Doris Day, Annette Funicello, Kim Novak
"The Quote"

"Smile! You're on Candid Camera!"
- Candid Camera

"A boy's best friend is his mother"
- Anthony Perkins, as Norman Bates, in 'Psycho'

Time Magazine's Man of the Year United State's Scientists, Represented by George Beadle, Charles Draper, John Enders, Donald A. Glaser, Joshua Lederberg, Willard Libby, Linus Pauling, Edward Purcell, Isidor Rabi, Emilio Segrè, William Shockley, Edward Teller, Charles Townes, James Van Allen, and Robert Woodward
Miss America: Lynda Mead (Natchez, MS)
Miss USA: Linda Bement (Utah)
The Scandals:

Chuck Berry got in some legal trouble when he took a 14-year-old girl from Arizona to Missouri to work at his Bandstand club. Her work didn't require clothes, apparently.

JFK was elected President of the United States with much help from the votes of dead Americans in Cook County, Illinoise and in Texas.

The mysterious BLACK KNIGHT Satellite was seen by both Russian and American Air Defense unites. At 15 tons, was bigger than any country could have sent at that time. It disappeared after about three weeks.

Nerd News:

USAF Captain Joseph Kittinger set three records on August 16th - highest parachute jump (102,800 feet), the longest parachute free fall (4 minutes 36 seconds), and the first person to exceed the speed of sound without an aircraft or space vehicle (714 mph during free fall).

There are three dots on every Domino's Pizza box because when founder Tom Monaghan started his chain, he planned on adding a dot with each new store. Looking back, 8,000+ stores later, it was a good idea to stop with the 3 dots, forming a simple domino.

The term paparazzi originated with Italian director Federico Fellini's La dolce vita. One of the minor characters in the film was a photographer named Paparazzo. Fellini took Paparazzo's name from the Italian word for a noisy mosquito.

The Habit: Reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
OR watching Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' in theaters.
1st appearances & 1960's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss, Game of Life*, Etch-A-Sketch, Barbie, Chatty Cathie, Mattel's Lie Detector Game, Mr. Machine, Play-Doh Fun Factory
Best Film Oscar Winner: The Apartment
1960 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Gunsmoke (CBS)
2. Wagon Train (NBC)
3. Have Gun Will Travel (CBS)
4. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
5. The Real McCoys (ABC)
6. Rawhide (CBS)
7. Candid Camera (CBS)
8. The Untouchables (ABC)
9. The Jack Benny Show (CBS)
10. Dennis The Menace (CBS)
1960 Billboard
Number One Songs

December 28, 1959 - January 3, 1960:
Why - Frankie Avalon

January 4, 1960 - January 17:
El Paso - Marty Robbins

January 18 - February 7:
Running Bear - Johnny Preston

February 8 - February 21:
Teen Angel - Mark Dinning

February 22 - April 24:
The Theme From A Summer Place - Percy Faith & his Orchestra

April 25 - May 22:
Stuck On You - Elvis Presley

May 23 - June 26:
Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers

June 27 - June 10:
Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis

July 11 - July 17:
Alley-Oop - Hollywood Argyles

July 18 - August 7:
I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee

August 8 - August 17:
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Brian Hyland

August 15 - September 18:
It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley

September 19 - September 25:
The Twist - Chubby Checker

September 26 - October 9:
My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own - Connie Francis

October 10 - October 16:
Mr. Custer - Larry Verne

October 17 - October 23:
Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters

October 24 - November 13:
I Want To Be Wanted - Brenda Lee

November 14 - November 20:
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles

November 21 - November 27:
Stay - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

November 28, 1960 - January 8, 1961:
Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley

 

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