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Thursday 30 March 1961

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mike Thackwell and Doug Wickenheiser. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Surrender by Elvis Presley. In UK Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, directed by Karel Reisz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Sermons And Soda Water by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Asphalt Jungle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

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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Survival

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts

Country: United States

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One-Eyed Jacks

Directed by: Marlon Brando

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer

Country: United States

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Ice Cold in Alex

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms

Country: United States

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The AbsentMinded Professor

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn

Country: United States

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L'avventura

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 March 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint John Climacus (died 649)
  • Easter in 1975, 1986, 1991, and 1997.
  • Roman Empire - Festival devoted to Salus.
  • Land Day.
  • Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day - Public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600 feet (51,690 metres).
  • The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed in New York City.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7710
  • Life: Jack Parr vs Ed Sullivan
  • Time: Owner and president of Chicago's Courtesy Motor Sales Inc.

Books

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

Sermons And Soda Water

By: John O'Hara

First editions in original yellow, gray and blue cloth. Slipcased. Books are all in about fine condition, without djs as issued.

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Resistance, Rebellion, And Death

By: Albert Camus

In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Albert Camus said that a writer "cannot serve today those who make history; he must

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The Frog Pond

By: Joyce MacIver

The Frog Pond

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A Burnt-Out Case

By: Graham Greene

Querry, a world-famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life.

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