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Sunday 23 April 1961

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include George Lopez and Pierluigi Martini. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Blue Moon by The Marcels. In UK Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Frog Pond by Joyce MacIver was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Ernie Kovacs Show.
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TV Series

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

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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Survival

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

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 ?

La Dolce Vita

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aime

Country: United States

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts

Country: United States

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One-Eyed Jacks

Directed by: Marlon Brando

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer

Country: United States

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Ice Cold in Alex

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms

Country: United States

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The AbsentMinded Professor

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
Famous Birthdays:
  • George Lopez: Mexican-American actor, stand-up comedian and former disc jockey on MEGA 92.
  • Pierluigi Martini: Italian pro race car driver in the Formula One series.
  • Dirk Bach: German actor singer and screenwriter (d. 2012).
  • Terry Gordy: American professional wrestler (Born 1961).
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Facts:
  • Tenderloin closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 216 performances
  • Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open.
  • Singer Judy Garland performed her legendary concert at Carnegie Hall.
  • Algiers putsch by French generals.
  • Judy Garland performs in a legendary comeback concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Yuri Gagarin and Nikita Krushchev
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Yuri Gagarin -- Apr. 21, 1961
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7713

Books

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

The Frog Pond

By: Joyce MacIver

The Frog Pond

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Resistance, Rebellion, And Death

By: Albert Camus

In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Albert Camus said that a writer "cannot serve today those who make history; he must

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Dr. Tom Dooley'S Three Great Books

By: Dr. Tom Dooley

Dr. Tom Dooley's Three Great Books, 1960. Compilation - 3 novels in one book: Deliver Us From Evil, The Edge of Tomorrow, & The Night They Burned the Mountain.

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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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