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Wednesday 1 February 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gina Hull and Daniel M Tani in Ridley Park. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Will You Love Me Tomorrow? by The Shirelles. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. Breathless, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Adieu, Prinzessin.
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TV Series

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

The Americans

Starring: Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos, John McIntire

Country: United States

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The Porter Wagoner Show

Starring: Porter Wagoner, Speck Rhodes, Mack Magaha, Don Howser

Country: United States

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Survival

Starring: Aubrey Buxton, Duncan Carse, Rolf Harris, Patrick Allen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Biography

Starring: Mike Wallace

Country: United States

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The Cheaters

Starring: John Ireland, Robert Ayres

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Breathless

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger

Country: United States

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The Misfits

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift

Country: United States

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The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura

Country: United States

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101 Dalmatians

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J. Pat O'Malley

Country: United States

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Where the Boys Are

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 February 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
  • The start of Black History Month in the United States.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
  • First full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful.
  • British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive.
  • The United States launches its first test of the Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile. Fas.org

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Books

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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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Sermons And Soda Water

By: John O'Hara

First editions in original yellow, gray and blue cloth. Slipcased. Books are all in about fine condition, without djs as issued.

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The Snake Has All The Lines

By: Jean Kerr

Hilarious essays on family and theatrical life.

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The White Nile

By: Alan Moorehead

Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which

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