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Thursday 21 December 1961

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Del Wilkes and Henry Kamel. 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 Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Jos Quintero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Age Of Reason Begins by Will and Ariel Durant 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 21 December 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Beatles record Sweet Georgia Brown andReady Teddy
  • JFK and British Prime Minister MacMillan meet in Bermuda
  • In Congo, Katangan prime minister Moise Tshombe recognizes the Congolese constitution.

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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 ?

The Age Of Reason Begins

By: Will and Ariel Durant

This review is from: The Age of Reason Begins (The Story of Civilization, VII) (Hardcover) This, the seventh volume in Will and Ariel Durant's "The Story of Civilization" is, like those

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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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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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A Prologue To Love

By: Taylor Caldwell

"There can be help. There's always God," said Amy. "I'm ashamed. I'd forgotten about Him." She was quiet for a time.

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