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Monday 30 January 1961

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dexter Scott King and Tracy Porter. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Will You Love Me Tomorrow? by The Shirelles. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. The Misfits, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Waste Makers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Adieu, Prinzessin.
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TV Series

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

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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Survival

Starring: Aubrey Buxton, Duncan Carse, Rolf Harris, Patrick Allen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Biography

Starring: Mike Wallace

Country: United States

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The Cheaters

Starring: John Ireland, Robert Ayres

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Misfits

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift

Country: United States

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The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura

Country: United States

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101 Dalmatians

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

Starring: Rod Taylor, Betty Lou Gerson, J. Pat O'Malley

Country: United States

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Where the Boys Are

Directed by: Henry Levin

Starring: Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux

Country: United States

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Ballad of a Soldier

Directed by: Grigoriy Chukhray

Starring: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 January 1961 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Dexter Scott King: son of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tracy Porter: American astrologer based in London, an identical twin whose sister is about 5 minutes older according to her website.
  • Dexter King: Movie Actor.
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Facts:
  • JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress and Peace Corp
  • KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Lance Gibbs takes hat-trick (Mackay, Grout, Misson) at Adelaide.
  • US President John Kennedy asks for an Alliance for Progress and Peace Corps.
  • Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7702
  • Life: John F Kennedy inauguration
  • Time: President John F. Kennedy taking the Oath fice during his Inauguration; (front L-R) Chief Justice

Books

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

The Waste Makers

By: Vance Packard

An exposé of "the systematic attempt of business to make us wasteful, debt-ridden, permanently discontented individuals," The Waste Makers is Vance Packard's pioneering 1960 work on how the rapid growth of

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The Snake Has All The Lines

By: Jean Kerr

Hilarious essays on family and theatrical life.

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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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A Sense Of Values

By: Sloan Wilson

A SENSE OF VALUES

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