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Friday 12 May 1961

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 12, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bruce McCulloch and Lar Park Lincoln. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. Clear Skies, directed by Grigoriy Chukhray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The White Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whispering Smith.
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What the sky looked like on 12 May 1961

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Clear Skies

Directed by: Grigoriy Chukhray

Starring: Nina Drobysheva, Evgeniy Urbanskiy, Natalya Kuzmina, Vitaliy Konyaev

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Goliath Against the Giants

Directed by: Guido Malatesta

Starring: Brad Harris, Gloria Milland, Fernando Rey, Barbara Carroll

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Double Bunk

Directed by: C.M. Pennington-Richards

Starring: Ian Carmichael, Janette Scott, Sidney James, Liz Fraser

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Black Tights

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Les Ballets de Paris, Zizi Jeanmaire, Dirk Sanders

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Parrish

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Troy Donahue, Karl Malden, Dean Jagger

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TV Series

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

Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

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Amelia

Directed by: Mira Nair

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Rob Roy

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

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The Treasure Seekers

Directed by: Juliet May

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The Marriage Lines

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
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Facts:
  • Botvinnik wins world chess championship for third time.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 12, 1961 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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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Manila Galleon

By: F. Van Wyck Mason

A superlative tale of the sea based on the famous voyage of George Anson, father of the modern Royal Navy.

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The Incredible Journey

By: Sheila Burnford

Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian

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Something Light

By: Margery Sharp

The story of Louisa Mary Datchett, who was "very fond of men"-indiscriminately fond of men in fact. Men, for their part, seemed to recognize this in her and took advantage of

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