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Wednesday 13 December 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Irene Saez and Philippe Francq. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes. In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. Lover Come Back, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Comedy Playhouse.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Lover Come Back

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall

Country: United States

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The Children's Hour

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner

Country: United States

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Judgment at Nuremberg

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark

Country: United States

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Pocketful of Miracles

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange

Country: United States

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One, Two, Three

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Comedy Playhouse

Written by: A.J. Bacon, Neil Munro

Starring: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Ronald Fraser

Country: United Kingdom

Everglades

Starring: Ron Hayes

Country: United States

Straightaway

Starring: Brian Kelly, John Ashley

Country: United States

The New Breed

Written by: Hank Searls

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Country: United States

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The Dick Van Dyke Show

Written by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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Facts:
  • Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein
  • Gideon Hausner in Jerusalem demands death penalty for Adolf Eichmann.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1961?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7747
  • Life: Holiday treats
  • Time: General Secretary of the World Council of Churches

Books

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

Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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The Dean'S Watch

By: Elizabeth Goudge

A compelling saga of an unlikely friendship threaded together by redemption and graceThe setting is a remote mid-nineteenth-century town in England and its grand cathedral. The cathedral Dean, Adam Ayscough, holds a deep love for his parishioners and townspeople, but ...

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To Kill A Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatredOne of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated ...

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Decision At Delphi

By: Helen MacInnes

Just another routine overseas assignment. That's what successful young New York architect Ken Strang thought when a national travel magazine sent him to Europe to sketch Greek ruins.What

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