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Thursday 28 September 1961

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ed Vosberg and Michael-James Wixted. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee. In UK Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton was in the top 5 hits. Breakfast at Tiffany's, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Tropic Of Cancer by Henry Miller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gestatten - Mein Name ist Cox.
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TV Series

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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 30 days ?

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal

Country: United States

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Paris Blues

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier

Country: United States

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The Hustler

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie

Country: United States

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The City of the Dead

Directed by: John Moxey

Starring: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee

Country: United States

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Yojimbo

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Eijir Tno, Tatsuya Nakadai

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 September 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast day of the following RC Saints Leoba
  • St. Wenceslas
  • French Republican Calendar - Carotte (Carrot) Day, seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Taiwan - Teacher's Day (Confucius' birthday)
  • Czech Republic - Czech Statehood Day
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Facts:
  • Doctor Kildare, debuts on NBC-TV
  • Hazel, starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV
  • Purlie Victorious, a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway
  • Ted Williams hits a HR on his last at bat
  • USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7736
  • Life: Gulf coast hurricane
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur J. Goldberg -- Sep. 22, 1961

Books

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

Tropic Of Cancer

By: Henry Miller

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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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The Agony and the Ecstasy

By: Irving Stone

Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven ...

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The Incredible Journey

By: Sheila Burnford

Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian

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