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Wednesday 9 August 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Amy Stiller and Peppe D'Argenzio. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Sixth Man by Jess Stearn was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

Kraft Mystery Theater

Starring: Lee Patterson, Conrad Phillips, Keir Dullea, Patricia Dainton

Country: United States

Inspektor Hornleigh greift ein...

Starring: Helmut Peine, Wolfgang Forester, Horst Breitkreuz, Inge Schmidt

Hancock

Starring: Tony Hancock, Hugh Lloyd

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

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

Country: United States

Viendo a Biondi

Starring: Raúl Lavié, Silvia Legrand, Pedro Quartucci, Joe Rígoli

Country: Argentina

Movies

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

Pit and the Pendulum

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr

Country: United States

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Come September

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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Mysterious Island

Directed by: Cy Endfield

Starring: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan

Country: United States

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Directed by: Irwin Allen

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden

Country: United States

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Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 August 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Nathy (or David)
  • Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
  • St. Fedlimid/Felimy
  • St. Romanus Ostiarius
  • St. Edith Stein
Famous Birthdays:
  • Amy Stiller: American actress.
  • Peppe D'Argenzio: Italian singer with the Italian musical group Piccola Orchestra Avion Travel (pictured at right, also known as Avion Travel), which formed in Caserta in 1980.
  • John Key: 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand.
  • Brad Gilbert: American tennis player and sportscaster.
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Facts:
  • James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court

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Books

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

The Sixth Man

By: Jess Stearn

"A startling investigation of the spread of homosexuality in America"

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The Making Of The President 1960

By: Theodore H. White

The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

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These Ruins Are Inhabited

By: Muriel Beadle

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

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The Edge Of Sadness

By: Edwin O'Connor

“A realistic Christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age.”—New England Quarterly“A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work . .

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