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Thursday 5 October 1961

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). 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. King of Kings, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Inside Europe Today by John Gunther was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Amigos del martes.
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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 30 days ?

King of Kings

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield

Country: United States

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Splendor in the Grass

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 October 1961 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Shell Kepler: Actress (Amy Vining- General Hospital).
  • Véronique Geoffroy: French fomer model and journalist, victim of the terrorist attack in Paris (13 November 2015), at the restaurant "La Belle Equipe" (19 victims).
  • Sharon Cheslow: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Chalk Circle).
  • Matthew Kauffman: American journalist and George Polk Award winner.
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Facts:
  • China and Nepal sign treaty

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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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Books

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Inside Europe Today

By: John Gunther

views of postwar Europe

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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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Firsthand Report

By: Sherman Adams

Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First edition bound in blue cloth. About fine in dj.

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The Spanish Civil War

By: Hugh Thomas

A masterpiece of the historian’s art, Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century.

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