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Friday 10 February 1961

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include George Stephanopoulos and Alexander Payne. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Will You Love Me Tomorrow? by The Shirelles. In UK Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Black Sunday, directed by Mario Bava, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gunslinger.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Black Sunday

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger

Country: United States

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The Misfits

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift

Country: United States

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The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura

Country: United States

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101 Dalmatians

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J. Pat O'Malley

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Tony Young, Preston Foster, Midge Ware, Dee Pollock

Country: United States

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The Americans

Starring: Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos, John McIntire

Country: United States

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The Porter Wagoner Show

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

Country: United States

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Mike Wallace

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 February 1961 ?

  • Catholicism - Saint Scholastica; World Marriage Day.
  • Malta - St. Paul's Shipwreck day. Catholicism in Malta.
  • Saint Silvanus
  • Saint Charalampe
  • Saint Austreberta
Famous Birthdays:
  • George Stephanopoulos: American political operative, he managed press coverage, speech writing, advertising, polling, research and issues during President Bill Clinton's campaign for office.
  • Alexander Payne: American director and screenwriter.
  • Benedikt Taschen
  • Eva Pfaff: West Germany -- Tennis star.
  • Tapio Korjus: Finnish champion javelin thrower, a gold medal winner at the 1988 Olympics.
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  • Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power.

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

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

By: William L. Shirer

Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitler’s rise to power is back in hardcover with a

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The Chess Players

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

The Chess Players is a historical novel based on the life of Paul Morphy, who is considered to have been the first world chess champion and possibly the strongest chess player

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Taken At The Flood

By: John Gunther

Taken at the Flood; The Story of Albert D. Lasker

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The Last Of The Just

By: Andre Schwarz-Bart

Published in sixteen languages and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, Andre Schwarz-Bart’s The Last of the Just is considered by many the single greatest novel of the Holocaust.

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