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Friday 22 September 1961

1961-09-22

It was Friday, 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 Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee. In UK Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton was in the top 5 hits. Paris Blues, directed by Martin Ritt, 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 30 days ?

Paris Blues

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier

Country: United States

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The Hustler

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie

Country: United States

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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

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Ripcord

Written by: Harry Redmond Jr.

Starring: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher

Country: United States

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The New Steve Allen Show

Starring: Steve Allen, Johnny Jacobs

Country: United States

The Dick Powell Theatre

Written by: Richard Alan Simmons

Starring: Dick Powell

Country: United States

87th Precinct

Written by: Evan Hunter

Starring: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Country: United States

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The Bullwinkle Show

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 September 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Emmeramus
  • Saint Florentius
  • In ancient Latvia, the first day of Mikeli, the Catching of Jumis.
  • In ancient Greece, the ninth and final day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates made offerings to the dead.
  • Saint Jonas
Famous Birthdays:
  • Catherine Oxenberg: American actress and noted family, the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia and clothing tycoon Howard Oxenberg.
  • Bonnie Hunt: American actress.
  • Diane Lemieux: Canadian lawyer and activist who has worked extensively on behalf of women's groups in Quebec, focusing on rape issues.
  • Dot Richardson: Orlando, Florida -- Softball infielder (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Vince Coleman: American baseball player.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Marion Davies: American actress, more noted as the mistress of William Randolph Hearst for 37 yrs.
Facts:
  • Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) at age 42, completes the first round trip crossing swim of the English Channel in 43 hours, 10 minutes.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Gulf coast hurricane
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur J. Goldberg -- Sep. 22, 1961
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7735

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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