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Saturday 27 May 1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cathy Silvers in New York City and Jill Sterkel. 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 The Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Inspektor Hornleigh greift ein....
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TV Series

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

Hancock

Starring: Tony Hancock, Hugh Lloyd

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Asphalt Jungle

Starring: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith

Country: United States

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Gunslinger

Starring: Tony Young, Preston Foster, Midge Ware, Dee Pollock

Country: United States

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The Americans

Starring: Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos, John McIntire

Country: United States

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The Porter Wagoner Show

Starring: Porter Wagoner, Speck Rhodes, Mack Magaha, Don Howser

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Ashes and Diamonds

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda

Starring: Zbigniew Cybulski, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski

Country: United States

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A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee

Country: United States

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The Young Savages

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews

Country: United States

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Two Women

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone

Country: United States

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The Beast of Yucca Flats

Directed by: Coleman Francis

Starring: Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Bing Stafford

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 May 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Eutropius
  • Mother's Day in Bolivia (Dfa de la Madre)
  • Bruno, Bishop of Wnrzburg
  • Hildebert
  • Pope John I
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Facts:
  • 1st black light is sold
  • President Kennedy announces US goal to reach Moon
  • Fiorentina wins first Europe Cup II in Florence.
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman, Prime Minister of Malaya, holds a press conference in Singapore, announcing his idea to form the Federation of Malaysia, comprising Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak, Brunei and North Borneo (Sabah).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Kennedys in Canada
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Eugene Carson Blake -- May 26, 1961
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7718

Books

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

The Last Of The Just

By: Andre Schwarz-Bart

Published in sixteen languages and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, Andre Schwarz-Bart’s The Last of the Just is considered by many the single greatest novel of the Holocaust.

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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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Reality In Advertising

By: Rosser Reeves

Rarely has a book about advertising created such a commotion as this brilliant account of the principles of successful advertising. Published in 1961, Reality in Advertising was listed for weeks on

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Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

Advise And Consent

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