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Saturday 30 December 1961

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It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). 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.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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 this week ?

Hollywood Special

Country: United States

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Family Classics

Starring: Frazier Thomas, Roy Leonard

Country: United States

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Rocketship 7

Starring: Dave Roberts

Country: United States

Jazz Scene USA

Starring: Oscar Brown Jr., Cannonball Adderley, Danny Alguirre, Monty Budwig

Country: United States

The Steve Allen Playhouse

Starring: Steve Allen, Herb Ellis, Johnny Jacobs, John Raitt

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 December 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Charlie Nicholas: Scottish professional football player.
  • Fred Poulet: French singer and film director, he directed "Substitute" in 2007 with Vikash Dhorasoo.
  • Sean Hannity: American conservative talk show host, political commentator and writer, he is known for his broadcasts on Fox News Channel since 1996.
  • Douglas Coupland: German-Canadian author and playwright.
  • Ben Johnson: 100m runner (1988 Olympics - Gold Medalist, disqualified).
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Facts:
  • Congolese troops capture Albert Kalonji of South Kasai (who soon escapes).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Gleason, the storied comedian, egotist, golfer, and gourmand, stars in in Robert Rossen's movie The
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7749
  • Life: Great outdoors double issue

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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