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Monday 17 July 1961

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Roy Pienaar and Jonathan Potts. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, directed by Irwin Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Sketches From Life by Dean Acheson was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

Kraft Mystery Theater

Starring: Lee Patterson, Conrad Phillips, Keir Dullea, Patricia Dainton

Country: United States

Inspektor Hornleigh greift ein...

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

Hancock

Starring: Tony Hancock, Hugh Lloyd

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Bob Lauher, Jolene Brand, Maggi Brown, Joe Mikolas

Country: United States

Viendo a Biondi

Starring: Raúl Lavié, Silvia Legrand, Pedro Quartucci, Joe Rígoli

Country: Argentina

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Directed by: Irwin Allen

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden

Country: United States

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Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot

Country: United States

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The Guns of Navarone

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States

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The Parent Trap

Directed by: David Swift

Starring: Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith

Country: United States

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Elevator to the Gallows

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ty Cobb: American Major League Baseball player, an outfielder nicknamed "The Georgia Peach.
Facts:
  • Ford Frick rules that if anyone breaks Babe Ruth 60 HR record, it must be done in 1st 154 games
  • John Chancellor becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Roger Maris loses a HR (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7726
  • Life: Ernest Hemingway obituary
  • Time: Camping and outdoor activities at America's crowded parklands

Books

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

Sketches From Life

By: Dean Acheson

In these spirited pages we meet certain famous men whom Mr. Acheson has known and-for the most part-cherished.

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The Agony and the Ecstasy

By: Irving Stone

Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven ...

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Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin

By: George F. Kennan

"CONTENTS: Preface; Conflict of the Two Worlds; The Provisional Government; Brest-Litovsk; Unofficial Allied Agents; The North Russian Intervention; Collapse in the North; The Siberian Intervention; The Allies in Siberia; Russia and

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Reality In Advertising

By: Rosser Reeves

Rarely has a book about advertising created such a commotion as this brilliant account of the principles of successful advertising. Published in 1961, Reality in Advertising was listed for weeks on

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