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Sunday 26 March 1961

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include William Hague and James Rizzitano. 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 Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Asphalt Jungle.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

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

Tales of Mystery

Starring: John Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

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Holidays:
  • Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
  • Saint Ludger
  • Saint Larissa
  • Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
  • Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
Famous Birthdays:
  • William Hague: British politician, a Member of Parliament returned by general election on 2/23/1989 to replace Brittan Leon who resigned 12/31/1988.
  • James Rizzitano: American-International chess master, self-taught, playing tournament chess since he was ten.
  • Leigh Bowery: Australian-born English fashion performance artist (Born 1961).
  • Billy Warlock: American actor.
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Facts:
  • Louise Suggs wins LPGA Golden Circle of Golf Festival.

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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 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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