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Saturday 19 August 1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Danuta Bartoszek and Elizabeth Tierney. 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. Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Inside Europe Today by John Gunther 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 ?

Pit and the Pendulum

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr

Country: United States

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Come September

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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Mysterious Island

Directed by: Cy Endfield

Starring: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • US Vice President Lyndon B Johnson visits West Berlin

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Books

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Inside Europe Today

By: John Gunther

views of postwar Europe

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A Shooting Star

By: Wallace Stegner

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Tropic Of Cancer

By: Henry Miller

Classic novel

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The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

By: William L. Shirer

Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitler’s rise to power is back in hardcover with a

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