Monday 11 September 1961

US date format: 9/11/1961, UK date format: 11/9/1961

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 11, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Virginia Madsen and Elizabeth Daily. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Michael by The Highwaymen. In UK Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton was in the top 5 hits. Man-Trap, directed by Edmond O'Brien, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Road Past Mandalay by John Masters was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ghost Squad.
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Movies

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Man-Trap

Directed by: Edmond O'Brien

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Stella Stevens, Elaine Devry

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Claudelle Inglish

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Diane McBain, Arthur Kennedy, Will Hutchins, Constance Ford

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Samson

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda

Starring: Serge Merlin, Alina Janowska, Elzbieta Kepinska, Jan Ciecierski

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Last Year at Marienbad

Directed by: Alain Resnais

Starring: Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoëff, Françoise Bertin

Country: United States of America

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Accattone

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini, Paola Guidi

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Ghost Squad

Directed by: Joel Souza

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Cain's Hundred

Written by: Paul Monash

Starring: Peter Mark Richman

Country: United States of America

Die Rückblende

Follow the Sun

Starring: Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Jay Lanin, Gigi Perreau

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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Facts:
  • Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.
  • Foundation of the World Wildlife Fund.

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Planetary positions on September 11, 1961 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1961 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. The Highwaymen - Michael
  2. Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby
  3. The Jive Five - My True Story
  4. Timi Yuro - Hurt
  5. You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It) - Ral Donner
  6. Joe Dowell - Wooden Heart
  7. Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group
  8. Barry Mann - Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)
  9. Elvis Presley - Little Sister
  10. Adam Wade - As If I Didn't Know
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me
  2. Reach For The Stars / Climb Ev'ry Mountain - Shirley Bassey
  3. Helen Shapiro - You Don't Know
  4. Eden Kane - Well I Ask You
  5. Billy Fury - Halfway To Paradise

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Road Past Mandalay

By: John Masters

This is the second part of John Masters' autobiography: how he fought with his Gurkha regiment during World War II until his promotion to command one of the Chindit columns behind enemy lines in Burma.

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These Ruins Are Inhabited

By: Muriel Beadle

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

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Tropic Of Cancer

By: Henry Miller

Miller's groundbreaking first novel, banned in Britain for almost thirty years. A penniless and as yet unpublished writer, Henry Miller arrived in Paris in 1930. Leaving behind a disintegrating marriage and an unhappy career in America, he threw himself into …

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The Agony and the Ecstasy

By: Irving Stone

Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven …

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