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..

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Movies

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

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 Pathologist
Pathologist

Magazine

 Sports Illustrated: no.7725
Sports Illustrated: no.7725

Magazine

 Playboy Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover
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Books

The Agony and the Ecstasy - Irving Stone

The Agony and the Ecstasy - Irving Stone

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Books

Franny and Zooey - J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey - J.D. Salinger

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Books

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

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Books

Mila 18 - Leon Uris

Mila 18 - Leon Uris

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Old Journal Ads

AMF Christmas gift idea ads Voit, Roadmaster, Bowling, more (1961)AMF Christmas gift idea ads Voit, Roadmaster, Bowling, more (1961)
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Old Journal Ads

Chevy Impala Sport Coupe Corvette Ad 6 Car Lineup (1961)Chevy Impala Sport Coupe Corvette Ad 6 Car Lineup (1961)
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Old Journal Ads

General Motors Chevrolet Corvair (1961)General Motors Chevrolet Corvair (1961)
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