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Sunday 26 November 1961

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dave Hannan and Lisa Moretti. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean. In UK His Latest Flame / Little Sisters by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Blue Hawaii, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching KVN - Klub Veselikh i Nanodchivikh.
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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 months ?

Throne of Blood

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada

Country: United States

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Blue Hawaii

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury

Country: United States

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Flower Drum Song

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 November 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Mongolia: Independence Day
  • Russia: St. Yuri's Day (1497 - 1649)
  • Also see November 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. saints - Pope Siricius; celebration of the excellence of Saint Genevieve in Paris.
  • Bah�'f Faith: Day of the Covenant
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dave Hannan: Sudbury, Ontario -- NHL center (Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche).
  • Lisa Moretti: American professional wrestler.
  • Marcy Walker: American actress, most visible in the role of Liza Colby Chandler in the TV soap series, "All My Children," 1981-84.
  • Ivory : Wrestler.
  • Karan Bilimoria: Baron Bilimoria Indian-English businessman co-founded Cobra Beer.
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Facts:
  • Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: John F Kennedy Jr at one
  • Time: Rembrandt's 'Aristotle Contemplating The Bust Homer'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7744

Books

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

Franny and Zooey

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New ...

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Promise At Dawn

By: Romain Gary

Gary, Promise at Dawn. A romantic, thrilling memoir that has become a French classic.

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The Coming Fury

By: Bruce Catton

Dust jacket notes: "In words that weave history into art, Bruce Catton has created a book about the coming of the Civil War that is at once a broad canvas and

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The Age Of Reason Begins

By: Will and Ariel Durant

This review is from: The Age of Reason Begins (The Story of Civilization, VII) (Hardcover) This, the seventh volume in Will and Ariel Durant's "The Story of Civilization" is, like those

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