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Tuesday 5 December 1961

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Maria De Filippi and Jean-Michel Dumay. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean. In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. Blue Hawaii, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Komische Geschichten mit Georg Thomalla.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Everglades

Starring: Ron Hayes

Country: United States

Straightaway

Starring: Brian Kelly, John Ashley

Country: United States

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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Movies

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

Blue Hawaii

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury

Country: United States

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Throne of Blood

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada

Country: United States

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Flower Drum Song

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong

Country: United States

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The Comancheros

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin

Country: United States

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West Side Story

Directed by: Jerome Robbins

Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 December 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Emil Fuchs: German-born American attorney and baseball team owner (Born 1878).
Facts:
  • U.S. President John F. Kennedy gives support to the Volta Dam project in Ghana.
  • Tanganyika gains independence and declares itself a republic, with Julius Nyerere as its first President.
  • The Australian government of Robert Menzies is re-elected for a sixth term.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1961?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7746
  • Life: Italian styles fashion
  • Time: Chairman of Red China's State Planning Commission, Vice Premier

Books

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

The Dean'S Watch

By: Elizabeth Goudge

A compelling saga of an unlikely friendship threaded together by redemption and graceThe setting is a remote mid-nineteenth-century town in England and its grand cathedral. The cathedral Dean, Adam Ayscough, holds a deep love for his parishioners and townspeople, but ...

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Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Taken At The Flood

By: John Gunther

Taken at the Flood; The Story of Albert D. Lasker

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To Kill A Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatredOne of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated ...

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