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Wednesday 19 April 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 19, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jane Leeves and John Podhoretz. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Blue Moon by The Marcels. In UK Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Yojimbo, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The White Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Amelia.
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Movies

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Yojimbo

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Country: United States

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Underworld U.S.A.

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay, Paul Dubov

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Spotlight on a Murderer

Directed by: Georges Franju

Starring: Pierre Brasseur, Pascale Audret, Marianne Koch, Jean-Louis Trintignant

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The Hoodlum Priest

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Don Murray, Larry Gates, Cindi Wood, Keir Dullea

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Dondi

Directed by: Albert Zugsmith

Starring: David Janssen, Patti Page, Walter Winchell, Mickey Shaughnessy

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TV Series

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

Amelia

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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Boomerang

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 April 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
  • Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
  • Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
  • Bicycle Day.
  • The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
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Facts:
  • 65th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:39.
  • Disneyland in Anaheim, California, welcomes its 25-millionth guest.
  • The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on April 19, 1961 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The White Nile

By: Alan Moorehead

Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which

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The Waste Makers

By: Vance Packard

An exposé of "the systematic attempt of business to make us wasteful, debt-ridden, permanently discontented individuals," The Waste Makers is Vance Packard's pioneering 1960 work on how the rapid growth of

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Manila Galleon

By: F. Van Wyck Mason

A superlative tale of the sea based on the famous voyage of George Anson, father of the modern Royal Navy.

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The Chess Players

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

The Chess Players is a historical novel based on the life of Paul Morphy, who is considered to have been the first world chess champion and possibly the strongest chess player

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