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Friday 26 May 1961

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 26, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stephen Robert Pate in Ventura and Anna Carlucci. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Daniel Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Gayelord Hauser was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whispering Smith.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States

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Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Michael Forest, Frank Wolff, Barboura Morris, Walter Maslow

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The Young Savages

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews, Vivian Nathan

Country: United States

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Two Rode Together

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal

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Spare the Rod

Directed by: Leslie Norman

Starring: Max Bygraves, Donald Pleasence, Geoffrey Keen, Betty McDowall

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Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

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Directed by: Mira Nair

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Rob Roy

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 May 1961 ?

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Stephen Robert Pate in Ventura: California, USA; PGA golfer (1987 Southwest Classic).
  • Anna Carlucci: Italian actress, TV personality, noted family, sister of better-known actress Milli Gabriella.
  • Pascal Raffin: French factory worker and arsonist, arrested 2/04/1996 less than an hour after setting a fire.
  • Tarsem Singh: Indian-American director producer and screenwriter.
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  • USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
  • US Air Force bomber flies the Atlantic in a record of just over three hours.
  • Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 26, 1961 - Geocentric view

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

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

By: Gayelord Hauser

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Invitation to Beauty by Gayelord Hauser

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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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The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

By: William L. Shirer

Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitler’s rise to power is back in hardcover with a

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No Signposts In The Sea

By: Vita Sackville-West

Edmund Carr is at sea in more ways than one. An eminent journalist and self-made man, he has recently discovered that he has only a short time to live.

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