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What Happened on March 31, 1961

US date format: 3/31/1961, UK date format: 31/3/1961

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on March 31, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jun Togawa and Ron Brown. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Surrender by Elvis Presley. In UK Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Underworld U.S.A., directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Secret Of The Kingdom by Mika Waltari was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Treasure Seekers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 31 March 1961

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Movies

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Underworld U.S.A.

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay, Paul Dubov

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One-Eyed Jacks

Directed by: Marlon Brando

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado

Country: United States

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Spotlight on a Murderer

Directed by: Georges Franju

Starring: Pierre Brasseur, Pascale Audret, Marianne Koch, Jean-Louis Trintignant

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The Hoodlum Priest

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Don Murray, Larry Gates, Cindi Wood, Keir Dullea

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Dondi

Directed by: Albert Zugsmith

Starring: David Janssen, Patti Page, Walter Winchell, Mickey Shaughnessy

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TV Series

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

The Treasure Seekers

Directed by: Juliet May

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Boomerang

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

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The Avengers

Written by: Sydney Newman

Directed by: Jeremiah Chechik

Starring: Patrick Macnee

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

Viendo a Biondi

Starring: Raúl Lavié, Silvia Legrand, Pedro Quartucci, Joe Rígoli

Country: Argentina

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 March 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Cornelia
  • CTsar Ch�vez Day - official holiday in five states and many cities across the U.S.
  • Freedom Day in Malta.
  • Saint Amos
  • Saint Benjamin
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Seerp Anema: Dutch Poet / writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85.
Facts:
  • Aklilou Habtewold becomes first premier of Ethiopia.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 31, 1961 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Secret Of The Kingdom

By: Mika Waltari

1961: by Mika Waltari- A Novel.

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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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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 Chess Players

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

The Chess Players is a historical novel based on the life of Paul Morphy, who is considered to have been the first world chess champion and possibly the strongest chess player

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