Wednesday October 11, 1961

US date format: 10/11/1961, UK date format: 11/10/1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 11, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Carol Costello and Julia Sweeney. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles. In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Through a Glass Darkly, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Dick Van Dyke Show.
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Through a Glass Darkly

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Country: United States of America

Splendor in the Grass

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie

Country: United States of America

King of Kings

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Ron Randell

Country: United States of America

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Country: United States of America

Bus Stop

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field

Country: United States of America


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  • US Air Force Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m.

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The Dick Van Dyke Show

Written by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Country: United States of America

Ghost Squad

Directed by: Joel Souza

Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer


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Clock Without Hands

By: Carson McCullers

Set in Georgia on the eve of court-ordered integration, Clock Without Hands contains McCullers's most poignant statement on race, class, and justice.

The Sea 'Venture

By: F. Van Wyck Mason

A fictionalized account about the Sea Venture, a seventeenth-century English sailing ship that wrecked in Bermuda.

Inside Europe Today

By: John Gunther

views of postwar Europe

The Making Of The President 1960

By: Theodore H. White

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 Spanish Civil War

By: Hugh Thomas

A masterpiece of the historian’s art, Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century.

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