Our Senior Year

November, 1960

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

 

 

Number One Songs

 

November 1 - 13: "Save the Last Dance for Me" - The Drifters

 

November 14 - 20:  "Georgia on My Mind" - Ray Charles

 

November 21 - 27:  "Stay" - Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs

 

November 28 - 30:  "Are You Lonesome Tonight" - Elvis Presley
 

 

Historic Events

 

1- Baltimore Oriole shortstop Ron Hansen voted American League Rookie of the Year
2 - George Weiss, 66, resigns as General Manager of the New York Yankees
2 - Penguin Books publishes "Lady Chatterley's Lover"
2 - Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as American League Most Valuable Player
3 - "Unsinkable Molly Brown" opens at Winter Garden in New York City for 532 performances
3 - Pittsburgh Pirates' Vernon Law wins Cy Young Award
3 - Tammy Grimes' "Unsinkable Molly Brown" premieres in New York City
4 - "Misfits" premieres, final movie for Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe
8 - John F. Kennedy (D) beats Vice President Richard Nixon (R) to be elected 35th U. S. president
10 - Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill
12 - Coup against South Vietnam president Ngo Dinh Diem fails
13 - Sammy Davis, Jr. marries Swedish actress May Britt
14 - OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) forms
14 - Riot due to school integration in New Orleans
16 - Pittsburgh Pirates' Dick Groat named National League Most Valuable Player
17 - New Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada
18 - Charlie Finley, makes a bid to purchase expansion Los Angeles Angels
19 - Mickey Vernon is hired as first manager of new Washington team
23 - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard voted National League Rookie of the Year
23 - Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street
25 - "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
26 - Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
27 - Gordie Howe becomes first National Hockey League player to score 1,000 points
27 - Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville, Congo
29 - Heisman Trophy Awarded to Joe Bellino, Navy

 

 

Famous Birthdays

 

1 - Fernando Valenzuela, Navajua, Mexico, pitcher (Los Angeles Dodgers / San Diego Padres)
3 - Charles "Karch" Kiraly, Jackson, MI, (Olympic volleyball - 1984 and 1988)
4 - Kim Forester, Lookout Mountain, GA, country singer ("The Forester Sisters")
8 - Michael Nyqvist, Swedish actor
10 - Neil Gaiman, English writer
11 - Lisa Welch Semler, Aberdeen, MD, "Playboy" playmate (September, 1980)
11 - Peter Parros, American actor
11 - Stanley Tucci, American actor and director
12 - Bertice Berry, talk show host
13 - Neil Flynn, American actor
14 - Tom Judson, American actor and composer
15 - Tilda Swinton, London, England, actress
17 - Jonathan Ross, British talk show host
17 - RuPaul, drag queen / model / actor
18 - Elizabeth Perkins, Queens, NY, actress
20 - Marc Labrèche, Canadian actor and television host
23 - Robin Roberts, American television reporter
24 - Amanda Wyss, American actress
24 - Edgar Meyer, American bassist and composer
25 - Amy Grant, Augusta, GA, gospel / rock singer
25 - John F. Kennedy, Jr., New York City, NY, son of John F. Kennedy / lawyer / magazine publisher
26 - Harold Reynolds, baseball player
27 - Ashley Ingram, English singer
27 - Ken O'Brien, American football player
27 - Kevin Henkes, American children's book writer / illustrator
29 - Cathy Moriarty, Bronx, NY, actress
29 - Howard Johnson, American baseball player
30 - Bob Tewksbury, Concord, NH, pitcher (San Diego Padres)

 

 

Famous Deaths

 

2- Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek and U. S. conductor / composer, dies at 64
3 - Paul Willis, American actor, dies at 59
5 - Johnny Horton, country singer, dies at 33
5 - Mack Sennett, director/producer ("Keystone Cops"), dies
5 - Ward Bond, actor ("Wagon Train"), dies at 57
7 - Alvin Carter, vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69
10 - Isadore Freed, composer, dies at 60
14 - Walter Catlett, actor, dies at 71
16 - Clark Gable, actor, dies at 59
19 - Phyllis Haver, actress, commits suicide at 61
20 - Jacob Cohen, Hebrew poet / writer, dies
28 - Richard N. Wright, U. S. author, dies at 52