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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1960!

IN THE NEWS:

  • Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is captured by the Israelis in Argentina (he is executed in Israel in 1962)
  • Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spyplane goes down over Russia
  • Powers is convicted of spying and sentenced to 10 years by the Russians (he is freed in 1962 during a prisoner exchange)
  • Cuba seizes $770 million of American citizens' property in Cuba
  • Congress passes the 23rd Amendment to the Constitution
  • The United States has 900 military advisors in Viet Nam
  • Quiz show scandel begins when Charles Van Doren is arrested for cheating on the Twenty One game show*
  • Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the NY Yankees to take the World Series

ON THE RADIO:

  • 21st Precinct
  • Academy Award Theater
  • Avengers
  • Bob Hope Show
  • Calling All Cars
  • Cavalcade of America
  • CBS Radio Mystery Theater
  • Couple Next Door
  • Dragnet

ON TELEVISION:

FADS & FASHION:

  • Etch-a-Sketch
  • Aggravation
  • Atomic Cape Canaveral Playset
  • Give-A-Show projector

WHAT THINGS COST:

  • Car: $2,275
  • Gasoline: 31 cents per gallon
  • House: $18,500
  • Bread: 20 cents per loaf
  • Milk: $1.04 per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: 4 cents
  • Average Annual Salary: $6,227
  • Minimum Wage: $1.00 per hour

ACADEMY AWARD - BEST PICTURE:

  • The Apartment - romantic comedy by Billy Wilder starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray

TONY AWARD - BEST MUSICAL:

  • The Sound of Music - based on a book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, choreographed by Joe Layton

PULITZER PRIZES:

  • Advise and Consent by Allen Drury (fiction)
  • Fiorello! by Jerome Weidman, George Abbott, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick (drama)
  • In the Days of McKinley by Margaret Leech (history)
  • John Paul Jones by Samuel Eliot Morison (biography)
  • Heart's Needle by W.D. Snodgrass (poetry)

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE:

  • Albert John Lutuli, South Africa, 1898-1967, President of the African National Congress, a South African liberation movement working to abolish apartheid

TOP SONGS:

  • Theme From a Summer Place by Percy Faith
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley
  • It's Now or Never by Elvis Presley
  • Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers
  • Stuck on You by Elvis Presley
  • I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee
  • Running Bear by Johnny Preston
  • Save the Last Dance for Me by The Drifters
  • Teen Angel by Mark Dinning
  • El Paso by Marty Robbins
  • The Twist by Chubby Checker
  • Alley-Oop by The Hollywood Argyles
  • Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin
  • This Magic Moment by The Drifters
  • Devil or Angel by Bobby Vee
  • Shop Around by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
  • Georgia on My Mind by Ray Charles
  • Only the Lonely by Roy Orbison
  • Wonderful World by Sam Cooke
  • Harbor Lights by The Platters
  • Chain Gang by Sam Cooke
  • Where or When by Dion and The Belmonts
  • Poetry in Motion by Johnny Tillotson
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* Thanks to sbk for finding our mistake! We had originally listed the program, erroneously, as the $64,000 Question.

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