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Wednesday 15 March 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Terry Cummings and Olivia Brunaux. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Pony Time by Chubby Checker. In UK Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Town Without Pity, directed by Gottfried Reinhardt, 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 The Treasure Seekers.
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Movies

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Town Without Pity

Directed by: Gottfried Reinhardt

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Barbara Rütting, Christine Kaufmann, E.G. Marshall

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Konga

Directed by: John Lemont

Starring: Michael Gough, Margo Johns, Jess Conrad, Claire Gordon

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Operation Eichmann

Directed by: R.G. Springsteen

Starring: Werner Klemperer, Ruta Lee, Donald Buka, Barbara Turner

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The Canadians

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Starring: Robert Ryan, John Dehner, Torin Thatcher, Burt Metcalfe

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Reptilicus

Directed by: Sidney W. Pink

Starring: Bent Mejding, Asbjørn Andersen, Povl Wøldike, Ann Smyrner

Country: United States

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TV Series

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The Treasure Seekers

Directed by: Juliet May

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Boomerang

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • International Day Against Police Brutality
  • Turkey buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio.
  • Blessed Arnicus of Averbode
  • For corporations in the United States that use the calendar year as their fiscal year, the date on which the corporation must file its corporate income tax return
  • Constitution Day in Belarus
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Facts:
  • South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.

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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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The White Nile

By: Alan Moorehead

Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which

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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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The Waste Makers

By: Vance Packard

An exposé of "the systematic attempt of business to make us wasteful, debt-ridden, permanently discontented individuals," The Waste Makers is Vance Packard's pioneering 1960 work on how the rapid growth of

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