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Wednesday 15 February 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Calcutta by Lawrence Welk. In UK Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Gold of the Seven Saints, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The American Heritage Picture History Of The Civil War by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gunslinger.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Gold of the Seven Saints

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letcia Romn

Country: United States

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Black Sunday

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger

Country: United States

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The Misfits

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift

Country: United States

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The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura

Country: United States

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Mike Wallace

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 February 1961 ?

  • John Frum Day in Vanuatu [1]
  • Gummy Bear Day in United States
  • National Day in Serbia
  • Lupercalia
  • Candlemas in Russia and other Eastern Orthodox countries
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Famous Deaths:
  • Entire US figure skating team of 18 dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash.
  • Sabena Flight 548 crashes in Belgium, killing 73, including the entire United States figure skating team, several coaches and family members.

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

The American Heritage Picture History Of The Civil War

By: Bruce Catton

The Epic Struggle of the Blue and Gray by the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Bruce Catton. Here is the true look of the war with 836 pictures including many in color that

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The Chess Players

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

The Chess Players is a historical novel based on the life of Paul Morphy, who is considered to have been the first world chess champion and possibly the strongest chess player

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Decision At Delphi

By: Helen MacInnes

Just another routine overseas assignment. That's what successful young New York architect Ken Strang thought when a national travel magazine sent him to Europe to sketch Greek ruins.What

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The Snake Has All The Lines

By: Jean Kerr

Hilarious essays on family and theatrical life.

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