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Sunday 8 January 1961

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Keith Arkell and Calvin Smith. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Portrait Of Max by S.N. Behrman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kleine Stadt - ganz groß.
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TV Series

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

The Porter Wagoner Show

Starring: Porter Wagoner, Speck Rhodes, Mack Magaha, Don Howser

Country: United States

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Survival

Starring: Aubrey Buxton, Duncan Carse, Rolf Harris, Patrick Allen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Biography

Starring: Mike Wallace

Country: United States

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The Cheaters

Starring: John Ireland, Robert Ayres

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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King Leonardo and His Short Subjects

Starring: Allen Swift, Jackson Beck, Kenny Delmar, Ben Stone

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Where the Boys Are

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux

Country: United States

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Ballad of a Soldier

Directed by: Grigoriy Chukhray

Starring: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova

Country: United States

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The Grass Is Greener

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum

Country: United States

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Flaming Star

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest

Country: United States

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Cinderfella

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn, Judith Anderson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 January 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
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Facts:
  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters.
  • In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle's policies in Algeria.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Historic battles civil war
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Admiral Harry Felt -- Jan. 6, 1961
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Books

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

Portrait Of Max

By: S.N. Behrman

Portrait Of Max: An Intimate Portrait Of Sir Max Beerbohm, by Behrman, S.N.

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The Leopard

By: Guiseppe di Lampedusa

The Sicilian prince, Don Fabrizio, hero of Lampedusa's great and only novel, is described as enormous in size, in intellect, and in sensuality.

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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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Vanity Fair

By: Cleveland Amory and Frederic Bradlee

index 325-327. Illustrated with black and white photographs.

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