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Wednesday 22 November 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joel Ashley Edwards and Mariel Hemingway in Ketchum. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean. In UK His Latest Flame / Little Sisters by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Blue Hawaii, directed by Norman Taurog, 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 KVN - Klub Veselikh i Nanodchivikh.
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Movies

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Blue Hawaii

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury

Country: United States

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Throne of Blood

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada

Country: United States

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Flower Drum Song

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong

Country: United States

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The Comancheros

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin

Country: United States

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West Side Story

Directed by: Jerome Robbins

Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Ripcord

Written by: Harry Redmond Jr.

Starring: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 November 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Feast of Saint Cecilia
  • Also see November 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Lebanon - Independence Day (from France, 1943)
  • Family Day begins in 2005
  • Astrology: usually the first day of sun sign Sagittarius
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues
  • Producers Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star
  • St. Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws

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Books

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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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