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Wednesday, 12 July 1961

1961-07-12

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, directed by Irwin Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Agony And The Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Directed by: Irwin Allen

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden

Country: United States

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Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot

Country: United States

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The Guns of Navarone

The Guns of Navarone

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap

Directed by: David Swift

Starring: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith

Country: United States

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When the Clock Strikes

When the Clock Strikes

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

Starring: James Brown, Merry Anders, Henry Corden

Country: United States

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Kraft Mystery Theater

Kraft Mystery Theater

Starring: Lee Patterson, Conrad Phillips, Keir Dullea, Patricia Dainton

Country: United States

Hancock

Hancock

Starring: Tony Hancock, Hugh Lloyd

Country: United Kingdom

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Bob Lauher, Jolene Brand, Maggi Brown, Joe Mikolas

Country: United States

The Asphalt Jungle

The Asphalt Jungle

Starring: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith

Country: United States

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Thank Your Lucky Stars

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Starring: Brian Matthew, Janice Nicholls

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Wednesday, 12 July 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
  • Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
  • Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
  • Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dave Kellman: American restaurateur, he was one of triplets reunited with his brothers, Eddie and Bob, in 1980 after seeing their picture in a paper and contacting them
  • Bruce Braman: Greene, New York -- Canoeist (1996 Olympics)
  • Heikko Glöde: German footballer and manager
  • Shiva Rajkumar: Indian actor singer and producer
  • Bob Shafran: American entrepreneur, the first born of triplets separated at birth
Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams. Half of Pune is submerged, more than 100,000 families need to be relocated and the death tally exceeds 2,000.
  • A Czechoslovakian Ilyushin Il-18 crashes while attempting to land at Casablanca, Morocco, killing all 72 persons on board.

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

The Agony and the Ecstasy

By: Irving Stone

Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo’s David, New American Library releases a special edition of Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full.

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Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New ...

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

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Mila 18 by Leon Uris

Mila 18

By: Leon Uris

It was a time of crisis, a time of tragedy--and a time of transcendent courage and determination. Leon Uris's blazing novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly ...

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