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Saturday 15 July 1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Christophe Grange and Ken Austin. 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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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

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

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot

Country: United States

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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

Directed by: David Swift

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

Country: United States

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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

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

Country: United States

Hancock

Starring: Tony Hancock, Hugh Lloyd

Country: United Kingdom

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

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

Country: United States

The Asphalt Jungle

Starring: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith

Country: United States

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The Pursuers

Starring: Louis Hayward

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 July 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
  • Confuflux (Discordianism)
  • Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
  • Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
  • Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean-Christophe Grange: French writer and screenwriter.
  • Ken Austin: American athlete, played pro basketball for Detroit, one season, 1983-84.
  • Kathleen Dempsey: American homicide victim who died of massive stab wounds to her abdomen, diaphragm, liver and kidneys on 8/23/1992, 5:30 AM, Lexington, MA.
  • Jean-Christophe Grangé: French mystery writer, journalist, and screenwriter.
  • Forest Whitaker: American award-winning actor who won an Oscar for best actor on February 26, 2007 for his portrayal of Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Donnybrook! closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale
  • Spain accept equal rights for men andwomen

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ernest Hemingway obituary
  • Time: Camping and outdoor activities at America's crowded parklands
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7725

Books

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

Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

The #1 New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winnerAllen Drury’s Advise and Consent is one of the high points of 20th Century literature, a seminal work of political fiction—as relevant today as when it was first published.

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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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