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Saturday 20 May 1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sally Quinlan and Vaughn Jefferis. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. The Young Savages, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while A Journey To Matecumbe by Robert Lewis Taylor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Inspektor Hornleigh greift ein....
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TV Series

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

Hancock

Starring: Tony Hancock, Hugh Lloyd

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Asphalt Jungle

Starring: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith

Country: United States

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Gunslinger

Starring: Tony Young, Preston Foster, Midge Ware, Dee Pollock

Country: United States

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The Americans

Starring: Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos, John McIntire

Country: United States

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The Porter Wagoner Show

Starring: Porter Wagoner, Speck Rhodes, Mack Magaha, Don Howser

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Young Savages

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews

Country: United States

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Two Women

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone

Country: United States

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The Beast of Yucca Flats

Directed by: Coleman Francis

Starring: Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Bing Stafford

Country: United States

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The Bridge

Directed by: Bernhard Wicki

Starring: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz

Country: United States

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La Dolce Vita

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aime

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 May 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sally Quinlan: LPGA golfer.
  • Vaughn Jefferis: Matangi, New Zealand -- Equestrian 3 day event (1996 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Nick Heyward: British teen pop star and musician with the group "Haircut 100" from October 1981 thru October 1982.
  • Clive Allen: English footballer and manager.
  • Owen Teale: Welsh actor.
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Facts:
  • Henzes opera Elegy for Young Lovers, premieres in Schwetzingen
  • 87th Preakness: Johnny Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 1:57.6.
  • Mauritania adopts constitution.
  • White mob attacks "Freedom Riders" in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Alan Shepard
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Faraway Places -- May 19, 1961
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7717

Books

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

A Journey To Matecumbe

By: Robert Lewis Taylor

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS By JOSEPH PAPIN. The book is about an adventure tale set on the Mississippi River down to the Florida Keys.

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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A Nation Of Sheep

By: William J. Lederer

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

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The War Called Peace

By: Harry and Bonaro Overstreet

Book by Overstreet, Harry

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