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Saturday 15 July 1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Forest Whitaker and Lolita Davidovich. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits. Francis of Assisi, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whispering Smith.
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Movies

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Francis of Assisi

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Dolores Hart, Stuart Whitman, Cecil Kellaway

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The Honeymoon Machine

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Steve McQueen, Brigid Bazlen, Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss

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Striped Trip

Directed by: Vladimir Fetin

Starring: Aleksey Gribov, Ivan Dmitriev, Margarita Nazarova, Evgeniy Leonov

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Fanny

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer, Horst Buchholz

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The Colossus of Rhodes

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal, Conrado San Martín

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TV Series

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Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
  • Confuflux (Discordianism)
  • Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
  • Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
  • Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
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Facts:
  • Donnybrook! closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale
  • Spain accept equal rights for men andwomen

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Books

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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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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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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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