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Tuesday 31 October 1961, Halloween

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christine Bridged and Glenn "Doc" Rivers. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Runaround Sue by Dion. In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. The Comancheros, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Musik aus Studio B.
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TV Series

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The New Breed

Written by: Hank Searls

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Country: United States

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The Dick Van Dyke Show

Written by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Country: United States

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Ripcord

Written by: Harry Redmond Jr.

Starring: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher

Country: United States

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87th Precinct

Written by: Evan Hunter

Starring: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Country: United States

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The Bullwinkle Show

Starring: June Foray, Paul Frees, William Conrad, Bill Scott

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Comancheros

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin

Country: United States

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West Side Story

Directed by: Jerome Robbins

Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer

Country: United States

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King of Kings

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield

Country: United States

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Splendor in the Grass

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Christine Bridged: Australian European class yachter (1996 Olympics).
  • Glenn "Doc" Rivers: NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs).
  • Sterling Hinds: Toronto, Ontario -- 4X100m relayer (1984 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
  • Peter Jackson: New Zealander film maker and Oscar-winning director for his movie trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings" based on the J.R.
  • Alonzo Babers: Montgomery, Alabama -- 400m / 4X400m relay (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
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Facts:
  • Federal judge rules that Birmingham, Alabama, laws against integrated playing fields are illegal
  • Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras
  • In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin's body is removed from Lenin's Tomb.

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Books

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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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A Nation Of Sheep

By: William J. Lederer

Nation Of Sheep, A, by Lederer, William J.

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Chairman Of The Bored

By: Edward Streeter

Stated first edition, printed in 1961 by Harper; pages clean and tight, some yellowing, 274 pages.

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Franny and Zooey

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New ...

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