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Wednesday 8 March 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Camryn Manheim and Henry Quinson. 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. L'avventura, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Presidential Power by Richard E. Neustadt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whiplash.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

L'avventura

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari

Country: United States

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Black Sunday

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi

Country: United States

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Gold of the Seven Saints

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letcia Romn

Country: United States

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Breathless

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger

Country: United States

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The Misfits

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 8 March 1961

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TV Series

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

Whiplash

Written by: Michael Noonan

Starring: Peter Graves, Anthony Wickert

Country: Australia

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Gunslinger

Starring: Tony Young, Preston Foster, Midge Ware, Dee Pollock

Country: United States

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The Americans

Starring: Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos, John McIntire

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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The Porter Wagoner Show

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 March 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
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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.
Facts:
  • 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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Books

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Presidential Power

By: Richard E. Neustadt

Thirty years ago Richard Neustadt published "Presidential Power", which became a widely studied book on the theory and practice of presidential leadership.

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The Snake Has All The Lines

By: Jean Kerr

Hilarious essays on family and theatrical life.

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Valhalla

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 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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