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Saturday 9 December 1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Anthony Higgins and Ian Andrew Wright in Hamilton. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean. In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. One, Two, Three, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Comedy Playhouse.
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TV Series

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

The New Breed

Written by: Hank Searls

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Country: United States

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The Dick Van Dyke Show

Written by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Country: United States

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Ripcord

Written by: Harry Redmond Jr.

Starring: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher

Country: United States

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87th Precinct

Written by: Evan Hunter

Starring: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Country: United States

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The Bullwinkle Show

Starring: June Foray, Paul Frees, William Conrad, Bill Scott

Country: United States

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Movies

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

One, Two, Three

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin

Country: United States

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Babes in Toyland

Directed by: Jack Donohue

Starring: Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Annette Funicello

Country: United States

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El Cid

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone

Country: United States

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Blue Hawaii

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury

Country: United States

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Throne of Blood

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 December 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Anti-Corruption Day [1]
  • Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
  • Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
  • Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
  • Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • From the Second City closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • SS Col Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Holiday treats
  • Time: General Secretary of the World Council of Churches
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7746

Books

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

The Incredible Journey

By: Sheila Burnford

Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian

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I Should Have Kissed Her More

By: Alexander King

KING OF THE STORYTELLERS - Favorite raconteur of millions of television fans! Bestselling author of MINE ENEMY GROWS OLDER and MAY THIS HOUSE BE SAFE FROM TIGERS! ALEXANDER KING tells you

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The Judas Tree

By: A.J. Cronin

In a story of wide and fascinating detail A. J. Cronin tells of Dr. David Morey who tries to atone for his desertion of the woman he loved.Beguiled

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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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