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Friday 24 November 1961

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carl Sundquist and Carlos Carnero. 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

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 24 November 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
  • Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
  • Teacher's Day in Turkey
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Facts:
  • World Food Program (WFP) formed as a temporary UN program.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: John F Kennedy Jr at one
  • Time: Rembrandt's 'Aristotle Contemplating The Bust Homer'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7744

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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Videogames

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