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Tuesday 21 February 1961

US date format: 2/21/1961, UK date format: 21/2/1961

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 21, 1961). 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. The Canadians, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Treasure Seekers.
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Movies

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

The Canadians

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Starring: Robert Ryan, John Dehner, Torin Thatcher, Burt Metcalfe

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Reptilicus

Directed by: Sidney W. Pink

Starring: Bent Mejding, Asbjørn Andersen, Povl Wøldike, Ann Smyrner

Country: United States

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Gold of the Seven Saints

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letícia Román, Robert Middleton

Country: United States

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Hand in Hand

Directed by: Philip Leacock

Starring: Loretta Parry, Philip Needs, John Gregson, Sybil Thorndike

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The Misfits

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Treasure Seekers

Directed by: Juliet May

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Boomerang

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

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The Avengers

Written by: Sydney Newman

Directed by: Jeremiah Chechik

Starring: Patrick Macnee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Zu viele Köche

Starring: Heinz Klevenow, Joachim Fuchsberger, Rosel Schäfer, Herbert Hübner

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 February 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • 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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Facts:
  • Mercury-Atlas 2 reentry test reaches 172 km.
  • Gabon adopts constitution.

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Planetary positions on February 21, 1961 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

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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Shadows On The Grass

By: Isak Dinesen

Isak Dinesen takes up the absorbing story of her life in Kenya begun in the unforgettable Out of Africa, which she published under the name of Karen Blixen.

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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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