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Sunday 14 May 1961

US date format: 5/14/1961, UK date format: 14/5/1961

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 14, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tim Roth and Jean Leclerc (singer). 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 A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene 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

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

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 14 May 1961 ?

  • St. Carthach the Younger
  • DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
  • Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
  • Paraguay - Flag Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tim Roth: British actor of Irish descent (his father "né Smith" was born in New-York), starring in "Grace" with Nicole Kidman, directed by Olivier Dahan (2014).
  • Jean Leclerc (singer)
  • Jean Leclerc: French-Canadian singer and songwriter.
  • Pierrick Bourgault: French informatician and astrologer, he created the program "Infociel" in 1988.
  • Ulrike Folkerts: German actress.
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  • Bus with 1st group of Freedom Riders bombed and burned in Alabama
  • Bus with first group of Freedom Riders bombed and burned in Alabama, USA.
  • Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open.
  • American civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.

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Planetary positions on May 14, 1961 - Geocentric view

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A Burnt-Out Case

By: Graham Greene

Querry, a world-famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life.

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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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The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

By: William L. Shirer

Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitler’s rise to power is back in hardcover with a

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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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