Friday 15 December 1961

US date format: 12/15/1961, UK date format: 15/12/1961

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 15, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Sylvie Andrieux and Pascale Kramer. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes. In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. The Children's Hour, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Edge Of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Poly.
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The Children's Hour

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins

Country: United States of America

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Lover Come Back

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams

Country: United States of America

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Pocketful of Miracles

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell

Country: United States of America

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Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy, Katy Jurado

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The Second Time Around

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Steve Forrest, Andy Griffith, Juliet Prowse

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Starring: Jean Adam, Hélène Ailloud, Christine Aurel, Barta Barri

Country: France

Comedy Playhouse

Written by: A.J. Bacon, Neil Munro

Starring: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Ronald Fraser

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Mike Douglas Show

Les coulisses de l'exploit

Gilbert and Sullivan: The Immortal Jesters

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Historical Events

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Famous Deaths:
  • Adolf Eichmann convicted of crimes against humanity in Israel
  • JFK visits Puerto Rico
  • L J Suenens appointed archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels.
  • Equal access rule in US, political parties get TV broadcasting time.
  • In Jerusalem, Adolph Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.

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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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The Incredible Journey

By: Sheila Burnford

Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian

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A Nation Of Sheep

By: William J. Lederer

Nation Of Sheep, A, by Lederer, William J.

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The Age Of Reason Begins

By: Will and Ariel Durant

Examines the religious strife and scientific progress made from 1558 to 1650 in Europe

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