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Wednesday 13 September 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dave Mustaine and Fiona . In that special week of September people in US were listening to Michael by The Highwaymen. In UK Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton was in the top 5 hits. The City of the Dead, directed by John Moxey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Ring Of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cain's Hundred.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The City of the Dead

Directed by: John Moxey

Starring: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee

Country: United States

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Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Eijir Tno, Tatsuya Nakadai

Country: United States

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Pit and the Pendulum

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr

Country: United States

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Come September

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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Mysterious Island

Directed by: Cy Endfield

Starring: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Cain's Hundred

Written by: Paul Monash

Starring: Peter Mark Richman

Country: United States

Follow the Sun

Starring: Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Jay Lanin, Gigi Perreau

Country: United States

The Defenders

Written by: Reginald Rose

Starring: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed

Country: United States

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King of Diamonds

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Ray Hamilton

Country: United States

Tuesday Rendezvous

Starring: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 September 1961 ?

  • 1999 - Lunar nuclear waste dump explodes, sending the Moon hurtling into deep space in Space: 1999
  • RC Saints - St John Chrysostom
  • Roman festivals - epulum Iovis: banquet of Jupiter, on the ides during the Ludi Romani
  • 2000 - Second Impact in Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Also see September 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dave Mustaine: American musician, formerly lead guitarist of the hard metal band Metallica and subsequently with the group Megadeth.
  • Fiona : Rock Singer.
  • Bobbie Cryner: American singer-songwriter.
  • KK Null: Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (Zeni Geva and Absolut Null Punkt).
  • Peter Roskam: Republican Congressman from Illinois.
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  • Car 54 Where are You? premieres on TV
  • Battles between UN and Katanga troops in Congo
  • Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit.

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

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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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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The Making Of The President 1960

By: Theodore H. White

The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

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A Journey To Matecumbe

By: Robert Lewis Taylor

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS By JOSEPH PAPIN. The book is about an adventure tale set on the Mississippi River down to the Florida Keys.

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