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Thursday 14 September 1961

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Antonia De Sancha and Martina Gedeck. 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 Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin 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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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

Movies

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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Yojimbo

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 September 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
  • Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
  • In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
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Facts:
  • Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of CP of the USSR
  • The new military government of Turkey sentences 15 members of the previous government to death.
  • The Focolare Movement opens its first North American center in New York.

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  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7734
  • Life: Threat of war
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nikita Khrushchev -- Sep. 8, 1961

Books

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

Nobody Knows My Name

By: James Baldwin

Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society,

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Tropic Of Cancer

By: Henry Miller

Classic novel

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The Edge Of Sadness

By: Edwin O'Connor

“A realistic Christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age.”—New England Quarterly“A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work . .

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These Ruins Are Inhabited

By: Muriel Beadle

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

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