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Monday 9 January 1961

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès and Yannick Stopyra. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Wonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kleine Stadt - ganz groß.
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TV Series

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

The Porter Wagoner Show

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

Country: United States

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Survival

Starring: Aubrey Buxton, Duncan Carse, Rolf Harris, Patrick Allen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Biography

Starring: Mike Wallace

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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King Leonardo and His Short Subjects

Starring: Allen Swift, Jackson Beck, Kenny Delmar, Ben Stone

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Where the Boys Are

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux

Country: United States

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Ballad of a Soldier

Directed by: Grigoriy Chukhray

Starring: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova

Country: United States

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The Grass Is Greener

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum

Country: United States

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Flaming Star

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest

Country: United States

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Cinderfella

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn, Judith Anderson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 January 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Balloon Ascension Day
  • Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
  • 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
  • 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
  • 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès: French man suspected to have murdered all the members of his family (his wife and their four children) at his home, in Nantes.
  • Yannick Stopyra: French football/soccer player, a striker who amassed Ligue 1 totals of 455 games and 130 goals in representation of six teams, mainly Sochaux and Toulouse, during a 17-year professional career.
  • Oliver Goldstick: American screenwriter and producer.
  • Henry Omaga-Diaz: Filipino journalist.
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Facts:
  • Twins agree on $500,000 payment to AA for Minn / St. Paul territory
  • British authorities announce that they have discovered a large Soviet spy ring in London.
  • President Dwight Eisenhower gives his final State of the Union Address to Congress. In a Farewell Address the same day, he warns of the increasing power of a ampquotmilitary-industrial complex.ampquot
  • Patrice Lumumba of Republic of Congo is assassinated.

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7699
  • Life: Historic battles civil war
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Admiral Harry Felt -- Jan. 6, 1961

Books

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

To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

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The American Heritage Picture History Of The Civil War

By: Bruce Catton

The Epic Struggle of the Blue and Gray by the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Bruce Catton. Here is the true look of the war with 836 pictures including many in color that

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Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Vanity Fair

By: Cleveland Amory and Frederic Bradlee

index 325-327. Illustrated with black and white photographs.

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