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Monday 8 May 1961

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Janet McTeer and Nicolas Baverez. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Agony And The Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Ernie Kovacs Show.
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TV Series

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

The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Bob Lauher, Jolene Brand, Maggi Brown, Joe Mikolas

Country: United States

The Asphalt Jungle

Starring: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith

Country: United States

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The Pursuers

Starring: Louis Hayward

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Starring: Brian Matthew, Janice Nicholls

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

'Way Out

Starring: Roald Dahl

Country: United States

Movies

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

Two Women

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone

Country: United States

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The Beast of Yucca Flats

Directed by: Coleman Francis

Starring: Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Bing Stafford

Country: United States

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The Bridge

Directed by: Bernhard Wicki

Starring: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz

Country: United States

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La Dolce Vita

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aime

Country: United States

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
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Facts:
  • 1st practical sea water conversion plant - Freeport, Texas
  • First practical sea water conversion plant-Freeport, Texas, USA.
  • Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington.
  • Briton George Blake is sentenced to 42 years imprisonment for spying.

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Magazine Covers

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  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7716
  • Life: Anna Maria Alberghetti
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Le Corbusier -- May 5, 1961

Books

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Taken At The Flood

By: John Gunther

Taken at the Flood; The Story of Albert D. Lasker

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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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Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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To Kill A Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatredOne of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated ...

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