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Saturday 16 December 1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kelly Tough and Andre Andersen. 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. Lover Come Back, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while My Life In Court by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Poly.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The New Breed

Written by: Hank Searls

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Country: United States

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The Dick Van Dyke Show

Written by: Carl Reiner

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

Country: United States

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Ripcord

Written by: Harry Redmond Jr.

Starring: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher

Country: United States

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87th Precinct

Written by: Evan Hunter

Starring: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Country: United States

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The Bullwinkle Show

Starring: June Foray, Paul Frees, William Conrad, Bill Scott

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Lover Come Back

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall

Country: United States

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The Children's Hour

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner

Country: United States

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Judgment at Nuremberg

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark

Country: United States

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Pocketful of Miracles

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange

Country: United States

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One, Two, Three

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kelly Tough: Vancouver, British Columbia -- Playmate (Oct, 1981).
  • Andre Andersen: Russian/Danish multi-instrumentalist and composer.
  • Dodd Darin: American noted family, the son of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee who had been married nine years.
  • LaChanze : American actress singer and dancer.
  • André Andersen: Russian-Danish keyboard player songwriter and producer (Royal Hunt).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Evening with Yves Montand opens at John Golden NYC after 55 performances

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1961?

  • Life: Chartres
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Christmas Shopping -- Dec. 15, 1961
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7747

Books

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

My Life In Court

By: Louis Nizer

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

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Clock Without Hands

By: Carson McCullers

Set in Georgia on the eve of court-ordered integration, Clock Without Hands contains McCullers's most poignant statement on race, class, and justice.

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Calories Don'T Count

By: Herman Taller

1961: by Herman Taller M.D. - A revolutionary reducing plan based on a new biochemical discovery.

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The Edge Of Sadness

By: Edwin O'Connor

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

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