Friday 24 November 1961
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. 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.
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- Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
- Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
- Teacher's Day in Turkey
- Carl Sundquist: Indianapolis, Indiana -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics).
- Carlos Carnero: Spanish lawyer and politician.
- Arundhati Roy: Indian author and activist.
- Ruth Chatterton: American actress, a writer and a pilot.
- World Food Program (WFP) formed as a temporary UN program.
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