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Tuesday 19 December 1961

1961-12-19

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens. In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. The Innocents, directed by Jack Clayton, 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.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Innocents

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins

Country: United States

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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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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 19 December 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Patrick Foran: American member of an aircraft maintenance crew, the 128th Air Refueling Group of the Wisconsin National Guard specialist team.
  • Reggie White: American athlete, defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers, finishing up his career with the Carolina panthers in 2000.
  • Abigail Johnson: American financial services executive, daughter of Edward C. "Ned" Johnson, chairman and CEO of Fidelity Investments, 4th richest man in US with a family fortune estimated by Forbes magazine at least $5.
  • Eric Cornell: American physicist and academic Nobel Prize laureate.
  • Matthew Waterhouse: English actor and author.
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Facts:
  • Indonesian President Sukarno proclaims general mobilization.
  • British government begins process of switching to decimal coin system.
  • India annexes Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7748
  • Life: Chartres
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Christmas Shopping -- Dec. 15, 1961

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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