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Friday 24 March 1961

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include James T Gallagher Jr in Johnstown and Dean Jones. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Surrender by Elvis Presley. In UK Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. One-Eyed Jacks, directed by Marlon Brando, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The White Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching 'Way Out.
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TV Series

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

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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Biography

Starring: Mike Wallace

Country: United States

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Movies

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

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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L'avventura

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari

Country: United States

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Gold of the Seven Saints

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letcia Romn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 March 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • World Tuberculosis Day.
  • Saint Simeon (died 1475)
  • Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
  • Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)
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Facts:
  • New York Senate approves US$55 million for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Jack Parr vs Ed Sullivan
  • Time: Owner and president of Chicago's Courtesy Motor Sales Inc.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7709

Books

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

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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Fate Is The Hunter

By: Ernest K. Gann

Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting

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The Snake Has All The Lines

By: Jean Kerr

Hilarious essays on family and theatrical life.

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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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