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Thursday 24 August 1961

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cal Ripkin Jr and Colin Angus. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Purple Noon, directed by Ren Clment, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Winter Of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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Kraft Mystery Theater

Starring: Lee Patterson, Conrad Phillips, Keir Dullea, Patricia Dainton

Country: United States

Inspektor Hornleigh greift ein...

Starring: Helmut Peine, Wolfgang Forester, Horst Breitkreuz, Inge Schmidt

Hancock

Starring: Tony Hancock, Hugh Lloyd

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Ernie Kovacs Show

Starring: Bob Lauher, Jolene Brand, Maggi Brown, Joe Mikolas

Country: United States

Viendo a Biondi

Starring: Raúl Lavié, Silvia Legrand, Pedro Quartucci, Joe Rígoli

Country: Argentina

Movies

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

Pit and the Pendulum

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr

Country: United States

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Come September

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

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Mysterious Island

Directed by: Cy Endfield

Starring: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan

Country: United States

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Directed by: Irwin Allen

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden

Country: United States

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Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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Books

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The Winter Of Our Discontent

By: John Steinbeck

The final novel of one of America’s most beloved writers—a tale of degeneration, corruption, and spiritual crisis In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that

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A Nation Of Sheep

By: William J. Lederer

Nation Of Sheep, A, by Lederer, William J.

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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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The Edge Of Sadness

By: Edwin O'Connor

“A realistic Christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age.”—New England Quarterly“A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work . .

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