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Friday 23 June 1961

1961-06-23

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Moody River by Pat Boone. In UK Surrender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Rocco and His Brothers, directed by Luchino Visconti, 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

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Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot

Country: United States

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The Guns of Navarone

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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The Parent Trap

Directed by: David Swift

Starring: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith

Country: United States

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When the Clock Strikes

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

Starring: James Brown, Merry Anders, Henry Corden

Country: United States

Elevator to the Gallows

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Kraft Mystery Theater

Starring: Lee Patterson, Conrad Phillips, Keir Dullea, Patricia Dainton

Country: United States

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 June 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • J??i (L?go) - Latvia
  • Saint Jonas Day - Lithuania
  • The Happiest day of the year is June 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [4]
  • National holiday - Luxembourg
  • Midsummer's Eve, Christianized the eve of the feast of Saint John the Baptist, is celebrated in much of Northern Europe and the British Islands
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Facts:
  • Antarctic Treaty goes into effect
  • Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak
  • Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th and 6 in 9th
  • USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,830 m
  • Cold War: the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force after the opening date for signature set for the December 1, 1959.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Princess Grace Kelly
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Barry Goldwater -- June 23, 1961
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7722

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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