Thursday 26 October 1961
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Runaround Sue by Dion.
In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits.
The Comancheros, directed by Michael Curtiz, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 October 1961 ?
- Nauru - Angam Day
- Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
- Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Quadragesimus
- St. Rusticus
- St. Gibitrudis
- St. Fulk
- St. Eadfrid
- St. Demetrius (aka St. Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki
- St. Cuthbert
- St. Cedd
- St. Alfred the Great
- Roman festivals - first day of Ludi Victoriae Sullanae (until 1 November)
- R.C. Saints - October 26th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bean
- St. Evaristus
- St. Lucian
- St. Albinus
- St. Rogatian
- Mark Bucek: Winter Pak, Florida -- Nike golfer (1994 Gary Player Tour).
- Dylan McDermott: American actor best known for his performance on the hit TV show "The Practice," a legal drama and McDermott’s first starring role in a series.
- Uhuru Kenyatta: World Leader.
- Gerald Malloy: American lawyer and politician.
- Stacy Schiff: American author and critic.
- Milan Stojadinovic: Premier of Yugoslavia (1935-39), dies at 73.
- 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test
- Cemal Gürsel becomes the fourth president of Turkey. (His former title was head of state and government. By constitution referendum, he is elected as president).
- An armistice begins in Katanga, Congo.
- Mongolia and Mauritania join the United Nations.
- A standoff between Soviet and American tanks in Berlin, Germany heightens Cold War tensions.
- Fahri Özdiilek becomes the acting prime minister of Turkey.
- DZBB-TV Channel 7, the Philippines' third TV station, is launched.
- Devrim has been released. Project completed only in 130 days almost from scratch and this period includes decision of the project, research, design, development and production of four cars.
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