Saturday 9 December 1961
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Anthony Higgins and Ian Andrew Wright in Hamilton.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean.
In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits.
One, Two, Three, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Comedy Playhouse.
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- Anti-Corruption Day 
- Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
- Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
- Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
- Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
- Tanzania - Independence Day (of Tanganyika from Britain, 1961)
- David Anthony Higgins: American actor.
- Ian Andrew Wright in Hamilton: New Zealand; rower (Olympics-1996).
- Christiane Jolissaint: in Switzerland; tennis star.
- Joe Lando in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Byron Sully - Dr Quinn).
- David Higgins: American actor and screenwriter.
- Joe Lando: American actor and producer
- From the Second City closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 performances
- SS Col Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel
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