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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 Jean-Christophe Grange and Ken Austin. 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. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, directed by Irwin Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Sketches From Life by Dean Acheson was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Kraft Mystery Theater

Starring: Lee Patterson, Conrad Phillips, Keir Dullea, Patricia Dainton

Country: United States

Inspektor Hornleigh greift ein...

Starring: Helmut Peine, Wolfgang Forester, Horst Breitkreuz, Inge Schmidt

Hancock

Starring: Tony Hancock, Hugh Lloyd

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Bob Lauher, Jolene Brand, Maggi Brown, Joe Mikolas

Country: United States

Viendo a Biondi

Starring: Raúl Lavié, Silvia Legrand, Pedro Quartucci, Joe Rígoli

Country: Argentina

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Directed by: Irwin Allen

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden

Country: United States

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Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot

Country: United States

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The Guns of Navarone

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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The Parent Trap

Directed by: David Swift

Starring: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith

Country: United States

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Elevator to the Gallows

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 July 1961 ?

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
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean-Christophe Grange: French writer and screenwriter.
  • Ken Austin: American athlete, played pro basketball for Detroit, one season, 1983-84.
  • Kathleen Dempsey: American homicide victim who died of massive stab wounds to her abdomen, diaphragm, liver and kidneys on 8/23/1992, 5:30 AM, Lexington, MA.
  • Jean-Christophe Grangé: French mystery writer, journalist, and screenwriter.
  • Forest Whitaker: American award-winning actor who won an Oscar for best actor on February 26, 2007 for his portrayal of Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland.
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Famous Deaths:
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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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1961?

  • Life: Ernest Hemingway obituary
  • Time: Camping and outdoor activities at America's crowded parklands
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7725

Books

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

Sketches From Life

By: Dean Acheson

In these spirited pages we meet certain famous men whom Mr. Acheson has known and-for the most part-cherished.

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The Making Of The President 1960

By: Theodore H. White

The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

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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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Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin

By: George F. Kennan

"CONTENTS: Preface; Conflict of the Two Worlds; The Provisional Government; Brest-Litovsk; Unofficial Allied Agents; The North Russian Intervention; Collapse in the North; The Siberian Intervention; The Allies in Siberia; Russia and

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