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Sunday 16 April 1961

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Doris Dragovic and Selena. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Blue Moon by The Marcels. In UK Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Underworld U.S.A., directed by Samuel Fuller, 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 Amelia.
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Movies

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Underworld U.S.A.

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay, Paul Dubov

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Spotlight on a Murderer

Directed by: Georges Franju

Starring: Pierre Brasseur, Pascale Audret, Marianne Koch, Jean-Louis Trintignant

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The Hoodlum Priest

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Don Murray, Larry Gates, Cindi Wood, Keir Dullea

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Dondi

Directed by: Albert Zugsmith

Starring: David Janssen, Patti Page, Walter Winchell, Mickey Shaughnessy

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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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TV Series

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

Amelia

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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Boomerang

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 April 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Blessed HervT of Tours
  • Saint Turibius
  • Saint Fructuosus
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Facts:
  • 15th Tony Awards: Becket and Bye Bye Birdie win.
  • Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
  • Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.

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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 Frog Pond

By: Joyce MacIver

The Frog Pond

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Something Light

By: Margery Sharp

The story of Louisa Mary Datchett, who was "very fond of men"-indiscriminately fond of men in fact. Men, for their part, seemed to recognize this in her and took advantage of

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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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