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Friday 24 November 1961

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Arundhati Roy and Carl Sundquist. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean. In UK His Latest Flame / Little Sisters by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Blue Hawaii, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching KVN - Klub Veselikh i Nanodchivikh.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Throne of Blood

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada

Country: United States

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Blue Hawaii

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury

Country: United States

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Flower Drum Song

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong

Country: United States

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The Comancheros

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin

Country: United States

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West Side Story

Directed by: Jerome Robbins

Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The New Breed

Written by: Hank Searls

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Country: United States

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The Dick Van Dyke Show

Written by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Country: United States

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Written by: Harry Redmond Jr.

Starring: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher

Country: United States

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87th Precinct

Written by: Evan Hunter

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

Country: United States

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The Bullwinkle Show

Starring: June Foray, Paul Frees, William Conrad, Bill Scott

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 November 1961 ?

  • Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
  • Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
  • Teacher's Day in Turkey
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • World Food Program (WFP) formed as a temporary UN program.

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

The Making Of The President 1960

By: Theodore H. White

The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

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The Age Of Reason Begins

By: Will and Ariel Durant

This review is from: The Age of Reason Begins (The Story of Civilization, VII) (Hardcover) This, the seventh volume in Will and Ariel Durant's "The Story of Civilization" is, like those

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I Should Have Kissed Her More

By: Alexander King

KING OF THE STORYTELLERS - Favorite raconteur of millions of television fans! Bestselling author of MINE ENEMY GROWS OLDER and MAY THIS HOUSE BE SAFE FROM TIGERS! ALEXANDER KING tells you

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Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin

By: George F. Kennan

"CONTENTS: Preface; Conflict of the Two Worlds; The Provisional Government; Brest-Litovsk; Unofficial Allied Agents; The North Russian Intervention; Collapse in the North; The Siberian Intervention; The Allies in Siberia; Russia and

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