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Wednesday 26 April 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Albert Lawrence and Nancy Scranton in Centralia. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. In UK Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Beast of Yucca Flats, directed by Coleman Francis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Agony And The Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Ernie Kovacs Show.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Ernie Kovacs Show

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

Country: United States

The Asphalt Jungle

Starring: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith

Country: United States

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The Pursuers

Starring: Louis Hayward

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Starring: Brian Matthew, Janice Nicholls

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

'Way Out

Starring: Roald Dahl

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Beast of Yucca Flats

Directed by: Coleman Francis

Starring: Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Bing Stafford

Country: United States

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The Bridge

Directed by: Bernhard Wicki

Starring: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz

Country: United States

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La Dolce Vita

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aime

Country: United States

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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts

Country: United States

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One-Eyed Jacks

Directed by: Marlon Brando

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 April 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
  • Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Albert Lawrence: Jamaica -- 4X100m relayer (1984 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
  • Nancy Scranton in Centralia: Illinois, USA; golfer (1991 du Maurier Ltd Classic).
  • Anthony Cumia: American radio personality (The Opie and Anthony Show).
  • Mike Francis: Italian singer and composer, best known for his 1982 hit, "Survivor".
  • Joan Chen: Chinese-American actress director producer and screenwriter.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gail Russell: Actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36.
Facts:
  • Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7714
  • Life: Yuri Gagarin and Nikita Krushchev
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Yuri Gagarin -- Apr. 21, 1961

Books

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

The Dean'S Watch

By: Elizabeth Goudge

A compelling saga of an unlikely friendship threaded together by redemption and graceThe setting is a remote mid-nineteenth-century town in England and its grand cathedral. The cathedral Dean, Adam Ayscough, holds a deep love for his parishioners and townspeople, but ...

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Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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Taken At The Flood

By: John Gunther

Taken at the Flood; The Story of Albert D. Lasker

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To Kill A Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatredOne of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated ...

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