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Wednesday 11 January 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 11, 1961). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Albert Dupontel and Enikö Eszenyi. 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. Shoot the Piano Player, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Conscience Of A Conservative by Barry Goldwater was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching No Man's Island.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Shoot the Piano Player

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier

Country: United States

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Ten Who Dared

Directed by: William Beaudine

Starring: Brian Keith, John Beal, James Drury, R.G. Armstrong

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The Millionairess

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

Starring: Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers, Alastair Sim, Vittorio De Sica

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker

Country: United States

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The Alamo

Directed by: John Wayne

Starring: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

No Man's Island

Directed by: Ferenc Török

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The Nature of Things

Starring: David Suzuki

Country: Canada

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The Jackie Gleason Show

The Blackness

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 January 1961 ?

  • Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
  • Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
  • Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
  • Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
  • Nepal - Unity Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Racial riot at University of Georgia, USA.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 11, 1961 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1961 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra - Wonderland By Night
  2. Are You Lonesome To-Night? - Elvis Presley
  3. Exodus - Ferrante and Teicher
  4. Floyd Cramer - Last Date
  5. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? - The Shirelles
  6. Rubber Ball - Bobby Vee
  7. Rosie - Angel Baby
  8. Johnny Horton - North To Alaska
  9. Corinna, Corinna - Ray Peterson
  10. You're Sixteen - Johnny Burnette
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. He Will Break Your Heart - Jerry Butler
  2. The Miracles (featuring Bill "Smokey" Robinson) - Shop Around
  3. Floyd Cramer - Last Date
  4. Are You Lonesome To-night? - Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires
  5. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) - Brook Benton
  6. Kathy Young With The Innocents - A Thousand Stars
  7. Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra - Wonderland By Night
  8. James Booker - Gonzo
  9. Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay
  10. Johnny Horton - North To Alaska
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Poetry In Motion - Johnny Tillotson
  2. I Love You - Cliff Richard
  3. Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
  4. Portrait Of My Love - Matt Monro
  5. Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley


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

The Conscience Of A Conservative

By: Barry Goldwater

2011 Reprint of 1960 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "The Conscience of a Conservative" was published by Goldwater when he

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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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The Lovely Ambition

By: Mary Ellen Chase

“Readers who have come to expect Miss Chase to provide stunning evocations of time and place, particularly of nineteenth-century Maine, will not be disappointed by The Lovely Ambition.”

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Mistress Of Mellyn

By: Victoria Holt

Mount Mellyn stood as proud and magnificent as she had envisioned...But what bout its master--Connan TreMellyn? Was Martha Leigh's new employer as romantic as his name sounded?

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