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Thursday 16 February 1961

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Andy Taylor in Dolver-Hampton and Eric Red. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Calcutta by Lawrence Welk. In UK Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Gold of the Seven Saints, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Dean'S Watch by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gunslinger.
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TV Series

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

Gunslinger

Starring: Tony Young, Preston Foster, Midge Ware, Dee Pollock

Country: United States

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The Americans

Starring: Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos, John McIntire

Country: United States

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The Porter Wagoner Show

Starring: Porter Wagoner, Speck Rhodes, Mack Magaha, Don Howser

Country: United States

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Survival

Starring: Aubrey Buxton, Duncan Carse, Rolf Harris, Patrick Allen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Biography

Starring: Mike Wallace

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Gold of the Seven Saints

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letcia Romn

Country: United States

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Black Sunday

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi

Country: United States

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Breathless

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger

Country: United States

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The Misfits

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift

Country: United States

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The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 February 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Lucilla
  • Remembrance of Lambertus
  • Saint Jeremias
  • Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Dazzy Vance: Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Born 1891).
Facts:
  • 1st all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Virginia
  • US satellite Explorer 9 is launched.
  • First all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA.
  • The DuSable Museum of African American History is chartered.
  • Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7704
  • Life: Astrochimp
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Samuel T. Rayburn -- Feb. 10, 1961

Books

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

The Dean'S Watch

By: Elizabeth Goudge

A compelling saga of an unlikely friendship threaded together by redemption and graceThe setting is a remote mid-nineteenth-century town in England and its grand cathedral. The cathedral Dean, Adam Ayscough, holds a deep love for his parishioners and townspeople, but ...

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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Skyline

By: Gene Fowler

hardback book with dust jacket titled SKYLINE by Gene Fowler.

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Decision At Delphi

By: Helen MacInnes

Just another routine overseas assignment. That's what successful young New York architect Ken Strang thought when a national travel magazine sent him to Europe to sketch Greek ruins.What

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