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Tuesday 31 January 1961

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth Barker and Fatou Bensouda. 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. Breathless, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer 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 ?

Breathless

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 January 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
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Facts:
  • Ham is 1st primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury / Redstone 2
  • Houston voters approve bond to finance luxury domed stadium
  • USAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights
  • Kanhai completes twin tons (117 and 115) versus Australia at Adelaide.
  • David Ben-Gurion resigns as premier of Israel.

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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 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 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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A Sense Of Values

By: Sloan Wilson

A SENSE OF VALUES

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The American Heritage Picture History Of The Civil War

By: Bruce Catton

The Epic Struggle of the Blue and Gray by the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Bruce Catton. Here is the true look of the war with 836 pictures including many in color that

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