Friday 1 December 1961
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean.
In UK His Latest Flame / Little Sisters by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Blue Hawaii, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
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- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Brent Harken: American high jumper.
- Safra Catz: Israeli-American businesswoman.
- Raymond Goldstein: American biophysicist and academic.
- Lynn LeMay: American porn actress.
- Armin Meiwes: German murderer.
- Jeremy Northam: English actor and singer
- Barb Mucha in Parma: Ohio, USA; LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile Classic).
- The independent Republic of West Papua is proclaimed in modern-day Western New Guinea.
- Netherlands New Guinea raises the new Morning Star flag and changes its name to West Papua.
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