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Thursday 26 October 1961

1961-10-26

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Runaround Sue by Dion. In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. The Comancheros, directed by Michael Curtiz, 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 ?

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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King of Kings

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield

Country: United States

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Splendor in the Grass

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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 26 October 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
  • St. Rusticus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Mark Bucek: Winter Pak, Florida -- Nike golfer (1994 Gary Player Tour).
  • Dylan McDermott: American actor best known for his performance on the hit TV show "The Practice," a legal drama and McDermott’s first starring role in a series.
  • Uhuru Kenyatta: World Leader.
  • Gerald Malloy: American lawyer and politician.
  • Stacy Schiff: American author and critic.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test
  • Cemal Gürsel becomes the fourth president of Turkey. (His former title was head of state and government. By constitution referendum, he is elected as president).
  • An armistice begins in Katanga, Congo.
  • Mongolia and Mauritania join the United Nations.
  • A standoff between Soviet and American tanks in Berlin, Germany heightens Cold War tensions.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7740
  • Life: Communism series
  • Time: Industrial specialist of the Office of Civil Defense in Battle Creek, MI.

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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