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Tuesday 13 June 1961

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Wyc Grousbeck and Anders Jarryd. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson. In UK Surrender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Parent Trap, directed by David Swift, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Gayelord Hauser was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kraft Mystery Theater.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Parent Trap

Directed by: David Swift

Starring: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith

Country: United States

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Elevator to the Gallows

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly

Country: United States

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The Last Sunset

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone

Country: United States

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A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee

Country: United States

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Ashes and Diamonds

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda

Starring: Zbigniew Cybulski, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Tony Hancock, Hugh Lloyd

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Asphalt Jungle

Starring: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 June 1961 ?

  • Saint Ragnobert, martyr [GTZ: Lyon]
  • Saint Valericus, bishop [WTS (Bruges)]
  • Roman Empire ? Quinquatrus Minusculae held in honor of Minerva
  • Roman Empire ? seventh day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
  • USA ? World Children's Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ben Jones: Missouri, United States -- Whirlaway), dies at 79.
  • Billy Barnes People opens at Royale Theater NYC for 8 performances

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

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

By: Gayelord Hauser

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Invitation to Beauty by Gayelord Hauser

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Sketches From Life

By: Dean Acheson

In these spirited pages we meet certain famous men whom Mr. Acheson has known and-for the most part-cherished.

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Fate Is The Hunter

By: Ernest K. Gann

Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting

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Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin

By: George F. Kennan

"CONTENTS: Preface; Conflict of the Two Worlds; The Provisional Government; Brest-Litovsk; Unofficial Allied Agents; The North Russian Intervention; Collapse in the North; The Siberian Intervention; The Allies in Siberia; Russia and

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