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Thursday 5 October 1961

US date format: 10/5/1961, UK date format: 5/10/1961

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 5, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Shell Kepler and Véronique Geoffroy. 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. Through a Glass Darkly, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ghost Squad.
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Through a Glass Darkly

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Country: United States of America

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Splendor in the Grass

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie

Country: United States of America

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Country: United States of America

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Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field

Country: United States of America

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The Hustler

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

Country: United States of America

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

Ghost Squad

Directed by: Joel Souza

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Starring: Ron Hayes

Country: United States of America

Two of a Kind

Starring: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Bob Newhart Show


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Nobody Knows My Name

By: James Baldwin

Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society,

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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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The Agony and the Ecstasy

By: Irving Stone

Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven …

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The Making Of The President 1960

By: Theodore H. White

The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

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Breakfast At Tiffany’s is Released - October 5th, 1961

October 5th, 1961, a fashion icon was born. This was the release date for the mega romantic comedy hit, Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring Audrey Hepburn. The movie embodies what was classic 60’s Hollywood. It had romantic drama, beautiful classy costumes, and a star-studded cast. While Audrey was no rookie to acting, this was her breakout role and one of her most notable pieces of work. Her classic little black dress, pearls, up-do, and cigarette wand are still a classic iconic look for women looking for a bit of classy inspiration

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