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Wednesday 12 April 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include D D Verni and Seán Hillen. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Blue Moon by The Marcels. In UK Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Viendo a Biondi.
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TV Series

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The Asphalt Jungle

Starring: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith

Country: United States

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The Pursuers

Starring: Louis Hayward

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Starring: Brian Matthew, Janice Nicholls

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

'Way Out

Starring: Roald Dahl

Country: United States

Tales of Mystery

Starring: John Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

La Dolce Vita

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aime

Country: United States

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts

Country: United States

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One-Eyed Jacks

Directed by: Marlon Brando

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer

Country: United States

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Ice Cold in Alex

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms

Country: United States

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The AbsentMinded Professor

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 April 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • D D Verni: Heavy metal rocker (Overkill-Hello From the Gutter).
  • Seán Hillen: Irish artist whose work includes collages and the creative use of photographs.
  • Magda Szubanski: Australian comedy actress, writer and producer who gained international fame with her role as Mrs.
  • Enedina Félix: Mexican drug lord.
  • Corrado Fabi: Italian race car driver.
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Facts:
  • 3rd Grammy Awards: Theme From a Summer Place, Ray Charles wins 4
  • Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin becomes 1st person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1)
  • Third Grammy Awards: "Theme From a Summer Place" wins, Ray Charles wins four awards.
  • Douglas MacArthur declines offer to become baseball commissioner.
  • The Russian (Soviet) cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight, in Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7712
  • Life: Ocean fishing
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Robert S. McNamara -- Apr. 7, 1961

Books

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

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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Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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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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To Kill A Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatredOne of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated ...

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