Wednesday 18 October 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles.
In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits.
West Side Story, directed by Jerome Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The Agony And The Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
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- Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
- USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
- Eric Jespersen: Port Alberni, British Columbia -- Star yachter (Olympic Bronze-92, 96).
- Wynton Marsalis in New Orleans: Louisiana, USA; jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983).
- Erin Moran in Burbank: California, USA; actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi).
- Wynton Marsalis: American trumpet player composer and educator.
- Rick Moody: American author and composer.
- Gladstone Small: Barbadian-English cricketer
- Tsuru Aoki: Japanese-born American actress (Born 1892).
- Emergency crisis proclaimed in South Vietnam due to commun attack
- ''West Side Story'' is released as a film.
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