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Saturday 20 May 1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sally Quinlan and Vaughn Jefferis. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. The Young Savages, directed by John Frankenheimer, 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. On TV people were watching Hancock.
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Movies

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

The Young Savages

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews

Country: United States

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Two Women

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone

Country: United States

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The Beast of Yucca Flats

Directed by: Coleman Francis

Starring: Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Bing Stafford

Country: United States

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The Bridge

Directed by: Bernhard Wicki

Starring: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz

Country: United States

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La Dolce Vita

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aime

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Starring: Brian Matthew, Janice Nicholls

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 May 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sally Quinlan: LPGA golfer.
  • Vaughn Jefferis: Matangi, New Zealand -- Equestrian 3 day event (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Nick Heyward: British teen pop star and musician with the group "Haircut 100" from October 1981 thru October 1982.
  • Clive Allen: English footballer and manager.
  • Owen Teale: Welsh actor.
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Facts:
  • Henzes opera Elegy for Young Lovers, premieres in Schwetzingen
  • 87th Preakness: Johnny Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 1:57.6.
  • Mauritania adopts constitution.
  • White mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Alan Shepard
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Faraway Places -- May 19, 1961
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7717

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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