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Thursday 9 November 1961

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sébastien Bazin and Jill Dando. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean. In UK His Latest Flame / Little Sisters by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Flower Drum Song, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Age Of Reason Begins by Will and Ariel Durant was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching KVN - Klub Veselikh i Nanodchivikh.
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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 ?

Flower Drum Song

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong

Country: United States

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The Comancheros

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin

Country: United States

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West Side Story

Directed by: Jerome Robbins

Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer

Country: United States

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King of Kings

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield

Country: United States

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Splendor in the Grass

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 November 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
  • Also see November 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
  • Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Day (1877)
  • Germany - November 9th is often called Germany's Schicksalstag (day of fate) due to the events of 1848, 1918, 1923, 1938, and 1989.
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Facts:
  • USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970m
  • PGA eliminates Caucasians-only rule.
  • Neil Armstrong records a world record speed in a rocket plane of 6,587ampnbspkm/h flying a X-15.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7742
  • Life: National Guard with crying daughter
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mary Bunting -- Nov. 3, 1961

Books

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

The Age Of Reason Begins

By: Will and Ariel Durant

This review is from: The Age of Reason Begins (The Story of Civilization, VII) (Hardcover) This, the seventh volume in Will and Ariel Durant's "The Story of Civilization" is, like those

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Franny and Zooey

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New ...

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A Matter Of Life And Death

By: Virgilia Peterson

Moderator of 1956 TV Show "The Author Meets The Critics" and well-known book reviewer. Her searching and very frank autobiography.

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Clock Without Hands

By: Carson McCullers

Set in Georgia on the eve of court-ordered integration, Clock Without Hands contains McCullers's most poignant statement on race, class, and justice.

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