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Monday 2 October 1961

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pablo Arraya and Jaan Toomik. 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 Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin by George F. Kennan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Everglades.
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TV Series

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

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 months ?

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 2 October 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Ben Casey premieres on NBC-TV
  • WETA TV channel 26 in Washington, DC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • WHRO TV channel 15 in Hampton-Norfolk, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Books

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Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin

By: George F. Kennan

"CONTENTS: Preface; Conflict of the Two Worlds; The Provisional Government; Brest-Litovsk; Unofficial Allied Agents; The North Russian Intervention; Collapse in the North; The Siberian Intervention; The Allies in Siberia; Russia and

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A Journey To Matecumbe

By: Robert Lewis Taylor

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS By JOSEPH PAPIN. The book is about an adventure tale set on the Mississippi River down to the Florida Keys.

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Franny and Zooey

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New ...

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The Incredible Journey

By: Sheila Burnford

Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian

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