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Sunday 24 December 1961, Christmas Eve

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Elvis Presley and Wade Williams. In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Jos Quintero, 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 Poly.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

Directed by: Jos Quintero

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Coral Browne

Country: United States

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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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 24 December 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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Facts:
  • Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Great outdoors double issue
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Moise Tshombe -- Dec. 22, 1961
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7748

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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