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Monday 9 October 1961

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Arlene Boxhall and Jean Sagal in Los Angeles. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles. In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. King of Kings, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Tropic Of Cancer by Henry Miller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer.
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TV Series

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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 ?

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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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal

Country: United States

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Paris Blues

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier

Country: United States

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The Hustler

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 October 1961 ?

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Facts:
  • US members of communist party obliged to report themselves to Police
  • World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1
  • Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2 / 3 consecutive inning
  • Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic).
  • Tanganyika becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.

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Books

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

Tropic Of Cancer

By: Henry Miller

Classic novel

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Nobody Knows My Name

By: James Baldwin

Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society,

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The Sea 'Venture

By: F. Van Wyck Mason

A fictionalized account about the Sea Venture, a seventeenth-century English sailing ship that wrecked in Bermuda.

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The Small Room

By: May Sarton

In the hallowed halls of one of New England’s most prestigious colleges, a young woman finds new and unexpected life as professor while a scandal brews just on the periphery

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