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Friday 12 May 1961

US date format: 5/12/1961, UK date format: 12/5/1961

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 Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whispering Smith.
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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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Directed by: Delmer Daves

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

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TV Series

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Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

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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 ?

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

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 12, 1961 - Geocentric view

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

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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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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Pomp And Circumstance

By: Noel Coward

Author's first novel, a comedy filled with preposterous dialogue and ridiculous situations. A wonderfully witty story about manners and mores on a tropical island.

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Ring Of Bright Water

By: Gavin Maxwell

Hailed as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1960, the story of Gavin Maxwell’s life with otters on the remote west coast of Scotland remains one of the most

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