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Monday 26 June 1961

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Greg LeMond and Terri Nunn. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Quarter To Three by Gary U.S. Bonds. In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits. Striped Trip, directed by Vladimir Fetin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whispering Smith.
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Movies

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Striped Trip

Directed by: Vladimir Fetin

Starring: Aleksey Gribov, Ivan Dmitriev, Margarita Nazarova, Evgeniy Leonov

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Fanny

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer, Horst Buchholz

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The Colossus of Rhodes

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal, Conrado San Martín

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By Love Possessed

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Lana Turner, Jason Robards, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., George Hamilton

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The Last Sunset

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Joseph Cotten

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

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Amelia

Directed by: Mira Nair

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Rob Roy

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

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The Eggheads

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 June 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
  • Independence Day in Madagascar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Greg LeMond: American cyclist.
  • Terri Nunn: American singer and actress (Berlin).
  • Gregory LeMond: American cyclist who was the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986.
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Books

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To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

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