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Saturday 23 September 1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chi McBride and Lesley Fitz-Simons. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee. In UK Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton was in the top 5 hits. Paris Blues, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ghost Squad.
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Movies

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Paris Blues

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong

Country: United States

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A Thunder of Drums

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

Starring: Richard Boone, George Hamilton, Luana Patten, Arthur O'Connell

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Man-Trap

Directed by: Edmond O'Brien

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Stella Stevens, Elaine Devry

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Claudelle Inglish

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Diane McBain, Arthur Kennedy, Will Hutchins, Constance Ford

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Samson

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda

Starring: Serge Merlin, Alina Janowska, Elzbieta Kepinska, Jan Ciecierski

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TV Series

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

Ghost Squad

Directed by: Joel Souza

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87th Precinct

Written by: Evan Hunter

Starring: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Country: United States

The New Steve Allen Show

Starring: Steve Allen, Johnny Jacobs

Country: United States

Ripcord

Written by: Harry Redmond Jr.

Starring: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher

Country: United States

Father of the Bride

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Adomnan of Iona, Saint Constantius, Saint Thecla.
  • French Republican Calendar - Safran (Saffron) Day, second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Saudi Arabia - National Day (unification 1932)
  • Japanese Autumnal equinox Day (????/Sh?bun no hi)
  • Celebrate Bisexuality Day - September 23rd of every year is designated as Celebrate Bisexuality Day and celebrated by members of the bisexual community and their allies worldwide. Observed annually since 1999.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Billy House: Actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I), dies at 71.
  • Elmer R Diktonius: Finnish musicologist / Author (Stenkol), dies at 65.
Facts:
  • 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire
  • Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak
  • Eva B. Adams is confirmed as director of the US Mint.

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Books

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Nobody Knows My Name

By: James Baldwin

Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society,

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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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These Ruins Are Inhabited

By: Muriel Beadle

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

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Franny and Zooey

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New ...

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