Wednesday 1 November 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of November 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 Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
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- Also see November 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Start of National Novel Writing Month
- World Vegan Day
- Mexico - The Day of the Dead
- Ireland - Samhain the traditional first day of Winter
- Algeria - National day
- Catholicism - Holy Day of Obligation, All Saints Day. Holiday in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Guatemala.
- Roman festivals - last day of the Ludi Victoriae Sullanae.
- Antigua and Barbuda - Independence Day (from Britain, 1981)
- Anne Donovan: Ridgewood, New Jersey -- Basketball player (1984 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Magne Furuholmen: Oslo, Norway -- Keyboardist / vocalist (Aha-Take on Me).
- Louise Boije af Gennas: Swedish writer and novelist.
- Louise Gennäs: Swedish author and screenwriter.
- Nicky Grist: Welsh race car driver.
- Calvin Johnson: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Beat Happening Dub Narcotic Sound System The Microphones Cool Rays and The Go Team)
- Kim Krizan: California, United States -- Writer / actress (Slacker, Dazed & Confused)
- 50,000 women in 60 cities participate in the inaugural Women Strike for Peace (WSP) against nuclear proliferation.
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