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Sunday 1 October 1961

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gary Ablett and Rico Constantino. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee. In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Breakfast at Tiffany's, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The House At Old Vine by Norah Lofts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Straightaway.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

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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87th Precinct

Written by: Evan Hunter

Starring: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Country: United States

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The Bullwinkle Show

Starring: June Foray, Paul Frees, William Conrad, Bill Scott

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal

Country: United States

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Paris Blues

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier

Country: United States

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The Hustler

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie

Country: United States

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The City of the Dead

Directed by: John Moxey

Starring: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee

Country: United States

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Yojimbo

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Eijir Tno, Tatsuya Nakadai

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 October 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Donald Cook: Actor (Too Young To Go Steady), dies at 60.
Facts:
  • KGIN TV channel 11 in Grand Island, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open
  • Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)
  • WOLO TV channel 25 in Columbia, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • WYAH TV channel 27 in Portsmouth, VA (IND) begins broadcasting

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Books

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The House At Old Vine

By: Norah Lofts

"Tomorrow the man I love is to die; horribly and in public … I am supposed to be praying that he may recant.

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The Spanish Civil War

By: Hugh Thomas

A masterpiece of the historian’s art, Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century.

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The Winter Of Our Discontent

By: John Steinbeck

The final novel of one of America’s most beloved writers—a tale of degeneration, corruption, and spiritual crisis In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that

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Clock Without Hands

By: Carson McCullers

Set in Georgia on the eve of court-ordered integration, Clock Without Hands contains McCullers's most poignant statement on race, class, and justice.

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