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Monday 15 May 1961

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 15, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Daniel Giménez Cacho and Katrin Cartlidge. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. The Young Savages, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The War Called Peace by Harry and Bonaro Overstreet was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whispering Smith.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Young Savages

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews, Vivian Nathan

Country: United States

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Two Rode Together

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal

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Spare the Rod

Directed by: Leslie Norman

Starring: Max Bygraves, Donald Pleasence, Geoffrey Keen, Betty McDowall

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Clear Skies

Directed by: Grigoriy Chukhray

Starring: Nina Drobysheva, Evgeniy Urbanskiy, Natalya Kuzmina, Vitaliy Konyaev

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Goliath Against the Giants

Directed by: Guido Malatesta

Starring: Brad Harris, Gloria Milland, Fernando Rey, Barbara Carroll

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

Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

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Directed by: Mira Nair

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Rob Roy

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

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The Treasure Seekers

Directed by: Juliet May

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Inspektor Hornleigh greift ein...

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 May 1961 ?

  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
  • International conscientious objectors' day.
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  • Bonanza by Al Caiola Orchestra hits #19
  • 36 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et Magistra
  • Heinrich Matthaei alone performs the Poly-U-Experiment and is the first human to recognize and understand the genetic code. This is the birthdate of modern genetics.Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, quotExperimentalsysteme ampndash Eine Geschichte der Proteinsynthese im Reagenzglasquot Wallstein ISBN 3-89244-454-4

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

The War Called Peace

By: Harry and Bonaro Overstreet

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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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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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Manila Galleon

By: F. Van Wyck Mason

A superlative tale of the sea based on the famous voyage of George Anson, father of the modern Royal Navy.

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