Wednesday 29 November 1961
It was Wednesday, 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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- former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Republic Day
- International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
- Israel - Kaftet be-November (commemoration of the U.N. decision in 1947 to partition Palestine)
- Albania - Liberation Day (Dita e �lirimit)
- Brendan of Birr or Brendan the Younger
- Saint Cuthbert Mayne, martyr
- Feast days of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Saturnin
- Denis of the Nativity and Redemptus of the Cross
- Kim Delaney: American actress and producer.
- Tom Sizemore: American actor and producer.
- Masayoshi Yamashita: Japanese bass player (Loudness).
- Kim Delaney in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; actress (All My Children, Tour of Duty).
- John A McCone replaces Allen W Dulles as 6th Director of CIA
- Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enos) to orbit.
- Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Mississippi, USA.
- Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission : Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbited the Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
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