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Wednesday 25 October 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ward Burton and Brian Kelly. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Runaround Sue by Dion. In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. The Comancheros, directed by Michael Curtiz, 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. On TV people were watching Musik aus Studio B.
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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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Ripcord

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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Movies

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

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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King of Kings

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield

Country: United States

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Splendor in the Grass

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 October 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Day of the Romanian Army
  • Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day : end of the hurricane season
  • Republic of China - Taiwan Retrocession Day (1945)
  • Also see October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispian; Six Welsh martyrs and companions; forty martyrs of England and Wales
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Facts:
  • The first edition of ''Private Eye'', the British satirical magazine, is published.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7740
  • Life: Communism series
  • Time: Industrial specialist of the Office of Civil Defense in Battle Creek, MI.

Books

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

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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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 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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A Matter Of Life And Death

By: Virgilia Peterson

Moderator of 1956 TV Show "The Author Meets The Critics" and well-known book reviewer. Her searching and very frank autobiography.

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