Saturday 18 November 1961
It was Saturday, 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 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 18 November 1961 ?
- Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
- Also see November 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne ; also St Mawes, St Odo of Cluny, St Romanus of Antioch
- Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquir�, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
- Roman festivals - day 1 Dios dedicated to the sun god by emperor Licinius
- Oman - National Holiday
- Nick Chinlund: American actor.
- Jan Kuehnemund: American guitarist (Vixen) (d. 2013).
- Steven Moffat: Scottish television writer and producer.
- Anne Focan: Dutch trap shooter who participated in the Atlanta Olympics placing 20th in the double trap event.
- Janice Lynn Kuehnemund in Saint Paul: Minnesota, USA; rocker (Vixen - "Rev It Up").
- Giampiero Ingrassia: Italian actor and singer, and the son of actor Ciccio Ingrassia.
- Paula Falcao: Falcao has a degree in Computer Science in ITA (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica - Brazil) and is a former systems analyst.
- Gay Life opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances
- Kwamina closes at 54th St. Theater NYC after 32 performances
- JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam
- US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed.
- United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.
- The funeral of longtime House Speaker Sam Rayburn is held in Washington, DC. Two former Presidents (Truman, Eisenhower) and one future one (Lyndon B. Johnson) join President Kennedy in paying their respects.
- İsmet İnönü of CHP forms the new government of Turkey (26th government, first coalition in Turkey, partner AP)
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