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Tuesday 12 December 1961

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dale Sanderson and Eduardo Castellanos. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes. In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. The Children's Hour, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Comedy Playhouse.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Comedy Playhouse

Written by: A.J. Bacon, Neil Munro

Starring: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Ronald Fraser

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Everglades

Starring: Ron Hayes

Country: United States

Straightaway

Starring: Brian Kelly, John Ashley

Country: United States

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Children's Hour

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner

Country: United States

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Judgment at Nuremberg

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark

Country: United States

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Pocketful of Miracles

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange

Country: United States

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One, Two, Three

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin

Country: United States

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Babes in Toyland

Directed by: Jack Donohue

Starring: Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Annette Funicello

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 December 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36.
  • Martin Luther King Jr and 700 demonstrators arrested in Albany, Georgia, USA.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7747
  • Life: Holiday treats
  • Time: General Secretary of the World Council of Churches

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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