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Saturday 18 November 1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Janice Lynn Kuehnemund in Saint Paul and Paula Falcao. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean. In UK His Latest Flame / Little Sisters by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Blue Hawaii, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Promise At Dawn by Romain Gary was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching KVN - Klub Veselikh i Nanodchivikh.
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TV Series

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The New Breed

Written by: Hank Searls

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Country: United States

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The Dick Van Dyke Show

Written by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Country: United States

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Ripcord

Written by: Harry Redmond Jr.

Starring: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher

Country: United States

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87th Precinct

Written by: Evan Hunter

Starring: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Country: United States

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The Bullwinkle Show

Starring: June Foray, Paul Frees, William Conrad, Bill Scott

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Throne of Blood

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada

Country: United States

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Blue Hawaii

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury

Country: United States

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Flower Drum Song

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong

Country: United States

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The Comancheros

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin

Country: United States

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West Side Story

Directed by: Jerome Robbins

Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
  • Also see November 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne ; also St Mawes, St Odo of Cluny, St Romanus of Antioch
  • Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquir�, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
  • Roman festivals - day 1 Dios dedicated to the sun god by emperor Licinius
Famous Birthdays:
  • Janice Lynn Kuehnemund in Saint Paul: Minnesota, USA; rocker (Vixen - "Rev It Up").
  • Paula Falcao: Falcao has a degree in Computer Science in ITA (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica - Brazil) and is a former systems analyst.
  • Anne Focan: Dutch trap shooter who participated in the Atlanta Olympics placing 20th in the double trap event.
  • Giampiero Ingrassia: Italian actor and singer, and the son of actor Ciccio Ingrassia.
  • Steven Moffat: Scottish television writer and producer.
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Facts:
  • Gay Life opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • Kwamina closes at 54th St. Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
  • US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed.
  • United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.

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Books

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Promise At Dawn

By: Romain Gary

Gary, Promise at Dawn. A romantic, thrilling memoir that has become a French classic.

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The Age Of Reason Begins

By: Will and Ariel Durant

This review is from: The Age of Reason Begins (The Story of Civilization, VII) (Hardcover) This, the seventh volume in Will and Ariel Durant's "The Story of Civilization" is, like those

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A Nation Of Sheep

By: William J. Lederer

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

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I Should Have Kissed Her More

By: Alexander King

KING OF THE STORYTELLERS - Favorite raconteur of millions of television fans! Bestselling author of MINE ENEMY GROWS OLDER and MAY THIS HOUSE BE SAFE FROM TIGERS! ALEXANDER KING tells you

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