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Sunday 17 September 1961

1961-09-17

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Michael by The Highwaymen. In UK Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton was in the top 5 hits. The City of the Dead, directed by John Moxey, 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.
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Movies

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

The City of the Dead

Directed by: John Moxey

Starring: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee

Country: United States

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Yojimbo

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Eijir Tno, Tatsuya Nakadai

Country: United States

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Purple Noon

Directed by: Ren Clment

Starring: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Lafort

Country: United States

Pit and the Pendulum

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr

Country: United States

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Come September

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Bullwinkle Show

Starring: June Foray, Paul Frees, William Conrad, Bill Scott

Country: United States

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Cain's Hundred

Written by: Paul Monash

Starring: Peter Mark Richman

Country: United States

Follow the Sun

Starring: Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Jay Lanin, Gigi Perreau

Country: United States

The Defenders

Written by: Reginald Rose

Starring: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed

Country: United States

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King of Diamonds

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Ray Hamilton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
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Facts:
  • The world's first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Fallout shelter
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: J.D. Salinger -- Sep. 15, 1961
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7734

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

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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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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