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Wednesday 6 December 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Lovering and Manuel Reuter. 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 Inside Europe Today by John Gunther 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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TV Series

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

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 months ?

Throne of Blood

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada

Country: United States

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Blue Hawaii

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury

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 6 December 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Spain - Constitution Day
  • Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
  • Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
  • Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
  • Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Frantz Fanon: French-American psychiatrist and revolutionary writer.
Facts:
  • 27th Heisman Trophy Award: Ernie Davis, Syracuse (HB).

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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 ?

Inside Europe Today

By: John Gunther

views of postwar Europe

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Promise At Dawn

By: Romain Gary

Gary, Promise at Dawn. A romantic, thrilling memoir that has become a French classic.

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A Nation Of Sheep

By: William J. Lederer

Nation Of Sheep, A, by Lederer, William J.

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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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