It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, directed by Irwin Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

help

Movies

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

help

Wish him/her happy birthday or anniversary

Send him/her your special wishes with this personalized page
help

Historical Events

Which were the important events of Wednesday, 12 July 1961 ?


Holidays
  • Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
  • Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
  • Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
  • Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
  • The "center pivot irrigation day" of Colorado
  • Kiribati - Independence Day
  • RainMaker Day - Salem, OR.
  • Spo TomT and Prfncipe - Independence Day

Facts
  • Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams. Half of Pune is submerged, more than 100,000 families need to be relocated and the death tally exceeds 2,000.

Famous People born
Bruce Braman: Greene, New York -- Canoeist (1996 Olympics)
Heikko Glode: German footballer

Famous People died
Mazo de la Roche: Canadian author (Born 1879)
help

Make this date unforgettable

help

Personalised Chocolate Gifts

help

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1961 ?

help

Books

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

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

The Agony and the Ecstasy

by Irving Stone


Fictional depiction of Michelangelo. Includes bibliography, glossary and a list of the artist's works.

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

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 York, the Glasses.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee


The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

Mila 18 by Leon Uris

Mila 18

by Leon Uris


It was a time of crisis, a time of tragedy--and a time of transcendent courage and determination.  Leon Uris's blazing novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly met Wehrmacht tanks with homemade weapons and bare fists.  Here,

help

Old Journal Ads

Chryslers Plymouth (1961)Chryslers Plymouth (1961)
help

Old Journal Ads

Tareyton (1961)Tareyton (1961)
help

Old Journal Ads

Sophia Loren Charlton Heston El Cid Movie Promo (1961)Sophia Loren Charlton Heston El Cid Movie Promo (1961)
◀◀
year
.
.
.
◀◀
month
.
.
.
◀◀
day
.
.
.
►► year
.
.
.
►► month
.
.
.
►► day
.
.
.

Tell the world why Wednesday, 12 July 1961 is such a special date for you!