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Wednesday 20 September 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Becky Larson and Erwin Koeman. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee. In UK Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton was in the top 5 hits. Paris Blues, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The New Steve Allen Show.
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TV Series

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

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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The Defenders

Written by: Reginald Rose

Starring: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed

Country: United States

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Bozo's Circus

Starring: Bob Bell, Roy Brown, Frazier Thomas, Marshall Brodien

Country: United States

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Hancock

Starring: Tony Hancock, Hugh Lloyd

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Paris Blues

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier

Country: United States

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The Hustler

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie

Country: United States

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The City of the Dead

Directed by: John Moxey

Starring: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee

Country: United States

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Yojimbo

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Eijir Tno, Tatsuya Nakadai

Country: United States

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Pit and the Pendulum

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 September 1961 ?

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Facts:
  • After 84 1 / 3 innings Bill Fischer gives up a base on balls
  • James Meredith refused access as a student in Mississippi
  • Roger Maris hits home run # 59 and barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7735
  • Life: Fallout shelter
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: J.D. Salinger -- Sep. 15, 1961

Books

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

The Agony and the Ecstasy

By: Irving Stone

Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven ...

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The Edge Of Sadness

By: Edwin O'Connor

“A realistic Christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age.”—New England Quarterly“A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work . .

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Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin

By: George F. Kennan

"CONTENTS: Preface; Conflict of the Two Worlds; The Provisional Government; Brest-Litovsk; Unofficial Allied Agents; The North Russian Intervention; Collapse in the North; The Siberian Intervention; The Allies in Siberia; Russia and

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The Winter Of Our Discontent

By: John Steinbeck

The final novel of one of America’s most beloved writers—a tale of degeneration, corruption, and spiritual crisis In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that

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