Saturday December 16, 1961

US date format: 12/16/1961, UK date format: 16/12/1961

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It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 16, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Bill Hicks and Jon Tenney. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes. In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. The Children's Hour, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Inside Europe Today by John Gunther was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Dick Van Dyke Show.
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Movies

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The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins

Country: United States of America

Pocketful of Miracles

Pocketful of Miracles

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell

Country: United States of America

Lover Come Back

Lover Come Back

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams

Country: United States of America

Barabbas

Barabbas

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy, Katy Jurado

The Second Time Around

The Second Time Around

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Steve Forrest, Andy Griffith, Juliet Prowse

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
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Events

  • Evening with Yves Montand opens at John Golden NYC after 55 performances

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

Sport Games on December 16, 1961

Sport Games on December 16, 1961


NFL

American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - San Francisco 49ers : 27 - 24
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TV Series

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The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show

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Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Country: United States of America

Poly

Poly

Starring: Jean Adam, Hélène Ailloud, Christine Aurel, Barta Barri

Country: France

Comedy Playhouse

Comedy Playhouse

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Starring: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Ronald Fraser

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Mike Douglas Show

The Mike Douglas Show

Gilbert and Sullivan: The Immortal Jesters

Gilbert and Sullivan: The Immortal Jesters

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Inside Europe Today by John Gunther

Inside Europe Today

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views of postwar Europe

The Edge Of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor

The Edge Of Sadness

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“A realistic Christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age.”—New England Quarterly“A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work . .

My Life In Court by Louis Nizer

My Life In Court

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2012 Reprint of 1961 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In this title Nizer recounts some of his significant civil and criminal

Tropic Of Cancer by Henry Miller

Tropic Of Cancer

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Miller's groundbreaking first novel, banned in Britain for almost thirty years. A penniless and as yet unpublished writer, Henry Miller arrived in Paris in 1930. Leaving behind a disintegrating marriage and an unhappy career in America, he threw himself into …

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

The Agony and the Ecstasy

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Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven …


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