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Tuesday 30 May 1961

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Harry Enfield and Kitty Carruthers. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. Ashes and Diamonds, directed by Andrzej Wajda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Sixth Man by Jess Stearn was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Inspektor Hornleigh greift ein....
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee

Country: United States

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Ashes and Diamonds

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda

Starring: Zbigniew Cybulski, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski

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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TV Series

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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 May 1961 ?

  • Saint Reinhilde
  • Peru ? National Potato Day [1].
  • United States ? Memorial Day (originally ? currently last Monday in May).
  • Saint Ferdinand III
  • Saint Gabinus
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Famous Deaths:
  • Maris hits his 10th and 11th of 61 HRs
  • Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, Portugal, 62 die.
  • Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • In France, rebel generals Maurice Challe and Andre Zelelr are sentenced to 15 years in prison.
  • South Africa officially leaves the Commonwealth of Nations.

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

The Sixth Man

By: Jess Stearn

"A startling investigation of the spread of homosexuality in America"

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Ring Of Bright Water

By: Gavin Maxwell

Hailed as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1960, the story of Gavin Maxwell’s life with otters on the remote west coast of Scotland remains one of the most

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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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The Heartless Light

By: Gerald Green

A novel with a purpose, this- that purpose to expose ""the heartless light"" of publicity at any price, even the life of a child.

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