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Thursday 17 August 1961

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hervé Morin and Ashlie Rhey. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. The Counterfeiters of Paris, directed by Gilles Grangier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Chateau by William Maxwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kvitt eller dobbelt.
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Movies

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The Counterfeiters of Paris

Directed by: Gilles Grangier

Starring: Jean Gabin, Martine Carol, Françoise Rosay, Bernard Blier

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Twenty Plus Two

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

Starring: David Janssen, Jeanne Crain, Dina Merrill, Jacques Aubuchon

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Come September

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin

Country: United States

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The Frightened City

Directed by: John Lemont

Starring: Herbert Lom, Sean Connery, John Gregson, Alfred Marks

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Chaudhvin Ka Chand

Directed by: M. Sadiq

Starring: Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Minoo Mumtaz

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TV Series

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Kvitt eller dobbelt

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Matti ja Leena

Echo Four Two

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Facts:
  • Kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress
  • US Government establishes Alliance for Progress.

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Books

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The Chateau

By: William Maxwell

It is 1948 and a young American couple arrive in France for a holiday, full of anticipation and enthusiasm. But the countryside and people are war-battered, and their reception at the

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These Ruins Are Inhabited

By: Muriel Beadle

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

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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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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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