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Wednesday 29 November 1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kim Delaney in Philadelphia and Kim Delaney. 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 The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching KVN - Klub Veselikh i Nanodchivikh.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 29 November 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Radbod
  • former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Republic Day
  • International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
  • Israel - Kaftet be-November (commemoration of the U.N. decision in 1947 to partition Palestine)
  • Albania - Liberation Day (Dita e �lirimit)
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Facts:
  • John A McCone replaces Allen W Dulles as 6th Director of CIA
  • Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enos) to orbit.
  • Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Mississippi, USA.
  • Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission : Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbited the Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico.

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Magazine Covers

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  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7745
  • Life: John F Kennedy Jr at one
  • Time: Rembrandt's 'Aristotle Contemplating The Bust Homer'

Books

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

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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Inside Europe Today

By: John Gunther

views of postwar Europe

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A Prologue To Love

By: Taylor Caldwell

"There can be help. There's always God," said Amy. "I'm ashamed. I'd forgotten about Him." She was quiet for a time.

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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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