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Friday 16 June 1961

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Can Dündar and Steve Larmer. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson. In UK Surrender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Colossus of Rhodes, directed by Sergio Leone, 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 Whispering Smith.
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Movies

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The Colossus of Rhodes

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal, Conrado San Martín

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By Love Possessed

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Lana Turner, Jason Robards, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., George Hamilton

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The Last Sunset

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Joseph Cotten

Country: United States

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Atlas

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Michael Forest, Frank Wolff, Barboura Morris, Walter Maslow

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The Young Savages

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews, Vivian Nathan

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

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Amelia

Directed by: Mira Nair

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Rob Roy

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 June 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement
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Famous Deaths:
  • Marcel Junod: Swiss physician and anesthesiologist (d. 1961).
Facts:
  • Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
  • Discoverer 25 launched
  • Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris, France.
  • A Paris-to-Strasbourg train derails near Vitry-le-François 24 are killed, 109 injured.
  • The New Democratic Party of Canada is founded with the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the Canadian Labour Congress.

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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

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The Incredible Journey

By: Sheila Burnford

Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian

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