Tuesday July 11, 1961

US date format: 7/11/1961, UK date format: 11/7/1961

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 11, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Caroline Quentin and Maryse Audouit. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits. Francis of Assisi, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Don'T Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whispering Smith.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
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Events

  • 30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
  • Gene Kiniski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

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Movies

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Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Dolores Hart, Stuart Whitman, Cecil Kellaway

The Honeymoon Machine

The Honeymoon Machine

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Steve McQueen, Brigid Bazlen, Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss

A Woman Is a Woman

A Woman Is a Woman

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henri Attal

Country: United States of America

Striped Trip

Striped Trip

Directed by: Vladimir Fetin

Starring: Aleksey Gribov, Ivan Dmitriev, Margarita Nazarova, Evgeniy Leonov

Fanny

Fanny

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer, Horst Buchholz

TV Series

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Whispering Smith

Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

Vorsicht Kamera

Vorsicht Kamera

La posesa

La posesa

Los suicidios constantes

Los suicidios constantes

Beat the Odds

Beat the Odds

Days to next July 11

If July 11, 1961 is your birthday you're 59 years, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 7 days.
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Books

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Don'T Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford

Don'T Tell Alfred

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In this delightful comedy, Fanny—the quietly observant narrator of Nancy Mitford’s two most famous novels—finally takes center stage.Fanny Wincham—last seen as a young woman in The Pursuit of Love and Love

A Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer

A Nation Of Sheep

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Nation Of Sheep, A, by Lederer, William J.

Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin by George F. Kennan

Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin

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George F. Kennan - Russia and the West Under Lenin and Stalin Rossiia i Zapad pri Lenine i Staline Na Angliiskom Iazyke. Publisher: . Year: 1962.

The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White

The Making Of The President 1960

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The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

The Incredible Journey

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Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian


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