Wednesday 31 May 1961

US date format: 5/31/1961, UK date format: 31/5/1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 31, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Patti Stanger and Lea Thompson. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson. In UK Surrender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Last Sunset, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while A Journey To Matecumbe by Robert Lewis Taylor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whispering Smith.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Last Sunset

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Joseph Cotten

Country: United States of America

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A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

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Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Michael Forest, Frank Wolff, Barboura Morris, Walter Maslow

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The Young Savages

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews, Vivian Nathan

Country: United States of America

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Two Rode Together

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal

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

Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

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Directed by: Mira Nair

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Rob Roy

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1961 ?

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
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Famous Deaths:
  • JFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris
  • Judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Education of New Rochelle to integrate.
  • Benfica wins 6th Europe Cup 1 at Bern, Switzerland.
  • Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaving the British Commonwealth.
  • Chuck Berry's amusement park Berryland opens in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

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

A Journey To Matecumbe

By: Robert Lewis Taylor

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS By JOSEPH PAPIN. The book is about an adventure tale set on the Mississippi River down to the Florida Keys.

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By: Gene Fowler

hardback book with dust jacket titled SKYLINE by Gene Fowler.

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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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Profiles In Courage

By: John F. Kennedy

Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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