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Saturday 15 April 1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include José Anigo and Luca Barbarossa. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Blue Moon by The Marcels. In UK Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Don'T Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Ernie Kovacs Show.
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Movies

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La Dolce Vita

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aime

Country: United States

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts

Country: United States

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One-Eyed Jacks

Directed by: Marlon Brando

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer

Country: United States

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Ice Cold in Alex

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms

Country: United States

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The AbsentMinded Professor

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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The Asphalt Jungle

Starring: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith

Country: United States

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Gunslinger

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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Survival

Starring: Aubrey Buxton, Duncan Carse, Rolf Harris, Patrick Allen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 April 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Petrus Gonzalez
  • In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
  • Father Damien Day ? celebrated annually in Hawai'i.
Famous Birthdays:
  • José Anigo: French football defender, who played for Marseille (1979–1987) and Nîmes (1987–1990).
  • Luca Barbarossa: Italian singer of popular music.
  • Lynne Austin: Plant City, Florida -- Playmate (Jul, 1986).
  • Tiina Lillak: Finnish champion javelin thrower, she won a silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
  • Neil Carmichael: English academic and politician.
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Facts:
  • Music Man closes at Majestic Theater in New York City after 1375 performances.

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Books

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Don'T Tell Alfred

By: Nancy Mitford

In this delightful comedy, Fanny—the quietly observant narrator of Nancy Mitford’s two most famous novels—finally takes center stage.Fanny Wincham—last seen as a young woman in The Pursuit of Love and Love

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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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Manila Galleon

By: F. Van Wyck Mason

A superlative tale of the sea based on the famous voyage of George Anson, father of the modern Royal Navy.

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The Agony and the Ecstasy

By: Irving Stone

Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven ...

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