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Tuesday 16 May 1961

US date format: 5/16/1961, UK date format: 16/5/1961

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Solveig Dommartin and Éric Bouvet. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. The Young Savages, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Science And Government by C.P. Snow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whispering Smith.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Young Savages

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

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

Country: United States

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Two Rode Together

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal

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Spare the Rod

Directed by: Leslie Norman

Starring: Max Bygraves, Donald Pleasence, Geoffrey Keen, Betty McDowall

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Clear Skies

Directed by: Grigoriy Chukhray

Starring: Nina Drobysheva, Evgeniy Urbanskiy, Natalya Kuzmina, Vitaliy Konyaev

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Goliath Against the Giants

Directed by: Guido Malatesta

Starring: Brad Harris, Gloria Milland, Fernando Rey, Barbara Carroll

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TV Series

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

Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

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Directed by: Mira Nair

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Rob Roy

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

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The Treasure Seekers

Directed by: Juliet May

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Inspektor Hornleigh greift ein...

Starring: Helmut Peine, Wolfgang Forester, Horst Breitkreuz, Inge Schmidt

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1961 ?

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
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Famous Deaths:
  • 13rd Emmy Awards: Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr and Barbara Stanwyck
  • In Hollywood, California, the 13th Annual Emmy Awards are presented, hosted by Dick Powell and Joey Bishop. The Program of the Year: Macbeth
  • Park Chung-hee leads a coup d'etat to overthrow the Second Republic of South Korea.
  • Park Chung Hee takes over in a military coup in South Korea.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1961 - Geocentric view

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

Science And Government

By: C.P. Snow

"Science and Government" is a gripping account of one of the great scientific rivalries of the twentieth century. The antagonists are Sir Henry Tizard, a chemist from Imperial College, and Frederick

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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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Tales From A Troubled Land

By: Alan Paton

With a mixture of compassion and despair, this collection of ten short stories by the distinguished author of 'Cry, the Beloved Country' speaks eloquently yet incisively of the injustices of the

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A Nation Of Sheep

By: William J. Lederer

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

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