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Sunday 12 March 1961

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Titus Welliver and Joseph Facal. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Pony Time by Chubby Checker. In UK Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The AbsentMinded Professor, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Snake Has All The Lines by Jean Kerr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hotel Victoria.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The AbsentMinded Professor

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari

Country: United States

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Gold of the Seven Saints

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letcia Romn

Country: United States

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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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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 12 March 1961 ?

  • Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
  • Flag Day in Venezuela.
  • "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
  • Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
  • Mauritius - National Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Belinda Lee: English actress, often typecast as a "sexy blonde," for example in a supporting role in the Benny Hill film "Who Done It?" (1956).
  • Mickey Wright wins LPGA Miami Golf Open.

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The Snake Has All The Lines

By: Jean Kerr

Hilarious essays on family and theatrical life.

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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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The White Nile

By: Alan Moorehead

Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which

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In A Summer Season

By: Elizabeth Taylor

'"You taste of rain," he said, kissing her. "People say I married her for her money," he thought contentedly, and for the moment was full of the self-respect that loving her

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