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Sunday 4 June 1961

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ferenc Gyurcsány and El Debarge. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson. In UK Surrender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. When the Clock Strikes, directed by Edward L. Cahn, 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 Inspektor Hornleigh greift ein....
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Elevator to the Gallows

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly

Country: United States

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The Last Sunset

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone

Country: United States

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Ashes and Diamonds

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda

Starring: Zbigniew Cybulski, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski

Country: United States

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A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee

Country: United States

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The Young Savages

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Tony Hancock, Hugh Lloyd

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Asphalt Jungle

Starring: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith

Country: United States

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Starring: Tony Young, Preston Foster, Midge Ware, Dee Pollock

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 June 1961 ?

  • Feast day of St Francis Caracciolo.
  • Feast day of Saint Petrock of Cornwall.
  • United States - Pentecost in 2006
  • Hong Kong - Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989 memorial day.
  • Finland - National flag day of the Finnish Defence Forces (on Mannerheim's birthday).
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  • Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Vienna summit: John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev meet during 2 days in Vienna. They discuss nuclear tests, disarmament and Germany.

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

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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The Sixth Man

By: Jess Stearn

"A startling investigation of the spread of homosexuality in America"

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Manila Galleon

By: F. Van Wyck Mason

A superlative tale of the sea based on the famous voyage of George Anson, father of the modern Royal Navy.

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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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