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Wednesday 11 January 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. 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. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kleine Stadt - ganz groß.
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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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Directed by: Frank Tashlin

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn, Judith Anderson

Country: United States

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

Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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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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The Day Christ Was Born

By: Jim Bishop

A reissue of the classic retelling of the Nativity. "Written with dignity, unerring taste, and with no straining for effects."--Chicago Sunday Tribune

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The Dean'S Watch

By: Elizabeth Goudge

A compelling saga of an unlikely friendship threaded together by redemption and graceThe setting is a remote mid-nineteenth-century town in England and its grand cathedral. The cathedral Dean, Adam Ayscough, holds a deep love for his parishioners and townspeople, but ...

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