Our Senior Year

December, 1960

(Music:  "Are You Lonesome Tonight" by Elvis Presley)

 

 

Number One Songs

 

December 1 - 31:  "Are You Lonesome Tonight" - Elvis Presley
 

 

Historic Events

 

3 - "Camelot" opens at Majestic Theater in New York City for 873 performances
3 - Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner's "Camelot," premieres in New York City
6 - American League grants Gene Autry a franchise, Los Angeles Angels
7 - Ivory Coast claims independence from France
11 - Black Sunday Riot in Algiers, 114 die
11 - Coleman / Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in New York City
13 - Italy beats U. S. in Davis cup (first time in 24 years U. S. is not in finals)
14 - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) forms
14 - Washington Senators join American League
16 - TWA 266 and United 826 collide over Staten Island, 134 die
17 - "La Plume de Ma Tante" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 835 performances
17 - "Take Me Along" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 448 performances
18 - General Meeting of United Nations condemns apartheid
19 - Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Brooklyn, NY (50 die)
19 - Mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight
20 - National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.
23 - King Saudi of Saudi-Arabia takes power
26 - "Do Re Mi" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 400 performances
26 - Philadelphia Eagles beat Green Bay Packers 17-13 in NFL championship game
27 - France performs nuclear test

 

 

Famous Birthdays

 

1 - Carol Alt, American supermodel
2 - Rick Savage, bass player
3 - Daryl Hannah, actress
3 - Mike Ramsey, U. S., (Olympic ice hockey - 1980)
5 - Jack Russell, rocker
7 - Craig Scanlon, English guitarist
9 - Terry Moran, American TV reporter
10 - Paul Assenmacher, Detroit, MI, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
11 - Mary Beth Zimmerman, Mt. Vernon, IL, LPGA golfer
13 - Richard Dent, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
19 - Daryl Hannah, Chicago, IL, actress
19 - Mike Lookinland, Mt. Pleasant, UT, actor
21 - Andy Van Slyke, baseball player
21 - Roger McDowell, Cincinnati, OH, pitcher (New York Mets / Baltimore Orioles)
21 - Louis Demetrius Alvanis, London-based pianist
22 - Tyrell Biggs, Philadelphia, PA, super Heavyweight boxer (Olympics - 1984)
24 - Glenn McQueen, American animator
25 - Amy Grant, vocalist
25 - Ron Bottitta, British actor
27 - Donald Nally, American choral conductor
28 - Chad McQueen, actor
28 - Marty Roe, Lebanon, Ohio, singer
28 - Terri Garber, Miami, FL, actress

 

Famous Deaths

 

1 - Ion Vasilescu, composer, dies at 57
3 - Hermann Stephani, composer, dies at 83
7 - Clara Haskil, Swiss pianist, dies
14 - Gregory Ratoff, actor, dies at 63
16 - Anna Luther, silent screen actress, dies at 63
26 - Eduard Ludwig, German architect, dies at 54
26 - Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese philosopher, dies
29 - Eden Phillpotts, British writer, dies
29 - Philippe Panneton, Quebec physician, diplomat and writer, dies
31 - Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress, dies at 69
31 - Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov, composer, dies at 70