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Friday 4 August 1961

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Barack Obama and Pascal Nègre. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Come September, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whispering Smith.
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Movies

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Come September

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin

Country: United States

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The Frightened City

Directed by: John Lemont

Starring: Herbert Lom, Sean Connery, John Gregson, Alfred Marks

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Chaudhvin Ka Chand

Directed by: M. Sadiq

Starring: Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Minoo Mumtaz

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Francis of Assisi

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Dolores Hart, Stuart Whitman, Cecil Kellaway

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The Honeymoon Machine

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Steve McQueen, Brigid Bazlen, Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss

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TV Series

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

Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

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Top Secret

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Merry-Go-Round

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 August 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
  • El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
  • Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
  • Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
  • St. Luanus/Lugid
Famous Birthdays:
  • Barack Obama: American President elected in 2008, lawyer, and civil rights activist.
  • Pascal Nègre: French businessman, the current CEO of Universal Music France, president of the Civil Society of Phonographic Producers (French: la société civile des producteurs phonographiques) and chairman of the Civil Society of associated producers (French: Société civile des producteurs associés) in which capacity he regularly cracks down on illegal downloading of copyrighted works.
  • Béatrice Vialle: French aviatrix, one of the two operational female Concorde pilots and the first French female pilot on a supersonic airliner.
  • Eddie James: American murderer and sex offender.
  • Lauren Tom: American actress and singer.
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Facts:
  • 28th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 28, All-Stars 14 (66,000)

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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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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