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Wednesday 20 December 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bonnie Marino and Gale Gilbert. In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens. In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. The Innocents, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Poly.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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 this week ?

The Innocents

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins

Country: United States

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Lover Come Back

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall

Country: United States

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Judgment at Nuremberg

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark

Country: United States

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The Children's Hour

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner

Country: United States

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Pocketful of Miracles

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 20 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Moss Hart: American director and playwright (d. 1961).
Facts:
  • Moss Heart, US dramatist (You can't take it with you), dies at age 57.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7748
  • Life: Chartres
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Christmas Shopping -- Dec. 15, 1961

Books

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

Clock Without Hands

By: Carson McCullers

Set in Georgia on the eve of court-ordered integration, Clock Without Hands contains McCullers's most poignant statement on race, class, and justice.

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My Life In Court

By: Louis Nizer

2012 Reprint of 1961 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In this title Nizer recounts some of his significant civil and criminal

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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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The Judas Tree

By: A.J. Cronin

In a story of wide and fascinating detail A. J. Cronin tells of Dr. David Morey who tries to atone for his desertion of the woman he loved.Beguiled

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