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Wednesday 16 August 1961

US date format: 8/16/1961, UK date format: 16/8/1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Noam Murro and Saskia Reeves. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. The Counterfeiters of Paris, directed by Gilles Grangier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while A Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kvitt eller dobbelt.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Counterfeiters of Paris

Directed by: Gilles Grangier

Starring: Jean Gabin, Martine Carol, Françoise Rosay, Bernard Blier

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Twenty Plus Two

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

Starring: David Janssen, Jeanne Crain, Dina Merrill, Jacques Aubuchon

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Come September

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin

Country: United States of America

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The Frightened City

Directed by: John Lemont

Starring: Herbert Lom, Sean Connery, John Gregson, Alfred Marks

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Chaudhvin Ka Chand

Directed by: M. Sadiq

Starring: Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Minoo Mumtaz

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Kvitt eller dobbelt


Matti ja Leena

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1961 ?

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Famous Deaths:
  • 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin
  • Martin L King protests for black voting right in Miami

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Planetary positions on August 16, 1961 - Geocentric view

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

A Nation Of Sheep

By: William J. Lederer

Nation Of Sheep, A, by Lederer, William J.

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Inside Europe Today

By: John Gunther

views of postwar Europe

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Gifts Of Passage

By: Santha Rama Rau

Memoir of her life and travels by Santha Rama Rau, author of Home to India and East of Home.

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Ring Of Bright Water

By: Gavin Maxwell

Hailed as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1960, the story of Gavin Maxwell’s life with otters on the remote west coast of Scotland remains one of the most

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