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Saturday 14 October 1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Melanie Wilson and Mike Tramp. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles. In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. West Side Story, directed by Jerome Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Winter Of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer.
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TV Series

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The New Breed

Written by: Hank Searls

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Country: United States

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The Dick Van Dyke Show

Written by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Country: United States

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Ripcord

Written by: Harry Redmond Jr.

Starring: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher

Country: United States

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87th Precinct

Written by: Evan Hunter

Starring: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Country: United States

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The Bullwinkle Show

Starring: June Foray, Paul Frees, William Conrad, Bill Scott

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

West Side Story

Directed by: Jerome Robbins

Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer

Country: United States

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King of Kings

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield

Country: United States

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Splendor in the Grass

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal

Country: United States

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Paris Blues

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 October 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
  • World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
  • RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
Famous Birthdays:
  • Melanie Wilson: Actress (Jennifer-Perfect Strangers).
  • Mike Tramp: in Denmark; heavy metal rocker (White Lion - "Mane Attraction").
  • Isaac Mizrahi: American celebrity and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi is best-known for his line of stylish, low-cost clothing for Target department stores; Unzipped, a documentary about the development of his 1994 high-fashion collection; and his flamboyant personality.
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Facts:
  • How to Succeed in Business opens at 46th St. NYC for 1415 performances

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1961?

  • Life: African warrior
  • Time: 2nd Armored Division of the U.S. Seventh Army in the 'Hessian Corridor'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7738

Books

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

The Winter Of Our Discontent

By: John Steinbeck

The final novel of one of America’s most beloved writers—a tale of degeneration, corruption, and spiritual crisis In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that

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The Spanish Civil War

By: Hugh Thomas

A masterpiece of the historian’s art, Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century.

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Tropic Of Cancer

By: Henry Miller

Classic novel

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To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

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