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Friday 12 May 1961

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lar Park Lincoln and Ray Gillen in Cliffside Park. 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. Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while A Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Ernie Kovacs Show.
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TV Series

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

The Asphalt Jungle

Starring: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith

Country: United States

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Gunslinger

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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Survival

Starring: Aubrey Buxton, Duncan Carse, Rolf Harris, Patrick Allen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Two Women

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone

Country: United States

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The Beast of Yucca Flats

Directed by: Coleman Francis

Starring: Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Bing Stafford

Country: United States

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The Bridge

Directed by: Bernhard Wicki

Starring: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz

Country: United States

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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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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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Books

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A Nation Of Sheep

By: William J. Lederer

Nation Of Sheep, A, by Lederer, William J.

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Heaven Has No Favorites

By: Erich Maria Remarque

From one of the twentieth century’s master novelists, the author of the classic All Quiet on the Western Front, comes Heaven Has No Favorites, a bittersweet story of unconventional love that

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The Agony and the Ecstasy

By: Irving Stone

Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven ...

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The Last Of The Just

By: Andre Schwarz-Bart

Published in sixteen languages and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, Andre Schwarz-Bart’s The Last of the Just is considered by many the single greatest novel of the Holocaust.

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