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Wednesday 8 March 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 8, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Camryn Manheim and Juan Vargas. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Pony Time by Chubby Checker. In UK Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Operation Eichmann, directed by R.G. Springsteen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Chess Players by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Treasure Seekers.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Operation Eichmann

Directed by: R.G. Springsteen

Starring: Werner Klemperer, Ruta Lee, Donald Buka, Barbara Turner

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The Canadians

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Starring: Robert Ryan, John Dehner, Torin Thatcher, Burt Metcalfe

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Directed by: Sidney W. Pink

Starring: Bent Mejding, Asbjørn Andersen, Povl Wøldike, Ann Smyrner

Country: United States

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Gold of the Seven Saints

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letícia Román, Robert Middleton

Country: United States

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Hand in Hand

Directed by: Philip Leacock

Starring: Loretta Parry, Philip Needs, John Gregson, Sybil Thorndike

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

The Treasure Seekers

Directed by: Juliet May

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Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

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Hotel Victoria

Starring: Vico Torriani

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 March 1961 ?

  • Saint Philemon (d. 305)
  • Albania, Romania - Mother's Day.
  • Catholicism Saint John of God.
  • Hudson's Birthday - The Second Coming Of Christmas.
  • Saint Humfried of Terwaan
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Famous Deaths:
  • Thomas Beecham: English conductor and impresario best known for his association with the London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic orchestras.
  • US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hours.

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Planetary positions on March 08, 1961 - Geocentric view

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The Chess Players

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

The Chess Players is a historical novel based on the life of Paul Morphy, who is considered to have been the first world chess champion and possibly the strongest chess player

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In A Summer Season

By: Elizabeth Taylor

'"You taste of rain," he said, kissing her. "People say I married her for her money," he thought contentedly, and for the moment was full of the self-respect that loving her

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By: Jere Peacock

This is a work of fiction. It is the story of Corporal Glifford Bohane and Private Cinamo Dallas and the marines of Horrible Hog Company, stationed in Fuji, Honshu, Japan, in

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The White Nile

By: Alan Moorehead

Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which

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