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Tuesday 23 May 1961

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Cochet and Marie-Eve Malouines. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Daniel Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while A Journey To Matecumbe by Robert Lewis Taylor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Inspektor Hornleigh greift ein....
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee

Country: United States

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Ashes and Diamonds

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda

Starring: Zbigniew Cybulski, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski

Country: United States

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The Young Savages

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews

Country: United States

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Two Women

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone

Country: United States

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The Beast of Yucca Flats

Directed by: Coleman Francis

Starring: Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Bing Stafford

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 23 May 1961

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TV Series

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Hancock

Starring: Tony Hancock, Hugh Lloyd

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 May 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
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Books

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

A Journey To Matecumbe

By: Robert Lewis Taylor

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS By JOSEPH PAPIN. The book is about an adventure tale set on the Mississippi River down to the Florida Keys.

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Manila Galleon

By: F. Van Wyck Mason

A superlative tale of the sea based on the famous voyage of George Anson, father of the modern Royal Navy.

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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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Ring Of Bright Water

By: Gavin Maxwell

Hailed as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1960, the story of Gavin Maxwell’s life with otters on the remote west coast of Scotland remains one of the most

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