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Tuesday 21 February 1961

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christopher Atkins and Ranking Roger. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Calcutta by Lawrence Welk. In UK Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Gold of the Seven Saints, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The American Heritage Picture History Of The Civil War by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Zu viele Köche.
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Gold of the Seven Saints

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letcia Romn

Country: United States

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Black Sunday

Directed by: Mario Bava

Starring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger

Country: United States

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The Misfits

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift

Country: United States

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The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura

Country: United States

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TV Series

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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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Starring: Aubrey Buxton, Duncan Carse, Rolf Harris, Patrick Allen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Mike Wallace

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 February 1961 ?

  • Saint Pepin of Landen
  • Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
  • Saint Randoald
  • International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
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  • Mercury-Atlas 2 reentry test reaches 172 km.
  • Gabon adopts constitution.

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

The American Heritage Picture History Of The Civil War

By: Bruce Catton

The Epic Struggle of the Blue and Gray by the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Bruce Catton. Here is the true look of the war with 836 pictures including many in color that

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The White Nile

By: Alan Moorehead

Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which

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To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

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A Burnt-Out Case

By: Graham Greene

Querry, a world-famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life.

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