Sunday November 12, 1961
US date format: 11/12/1961, UK date format: 12/11/1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 12, 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 Nadia Comaneci and Greg Gagne.
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.
Flower Drum Song, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The Edge Of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Dick Van Dyke Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 12, 1961?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
- Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
- National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 12, 1961?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #4 songs in the UK
- Elvis Presley - His Latest Flame / Little Sisters
- Helen Shapiro - Walking Back To Happiness
- Cliff Richard - When The Girl In Your Arms Is The Girl In Your Heart
- John Leyton - Wild Wind
Top #10 R&B songs
- Lee Dorsey - Ya Ya
- Ray Charles and his Orchestra - Hit The Road Jack
- The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
- Ike & Tina Turner - It's Gonna Work Out Fine
- Tommy Hunt - Human
- Dion - Runaround Sue
- Bobby Bland - Don't Cry No More
- Jimmy McCracklin - Just Got To Know
- The Jarmels - A Little Bit Of Soap
- The Drifters - Sweets For My Sweet
Sport Games on November 12, 1961
- Baltimore Colts - Minnesota Vikings : 20 - 28
- Cleveland Browns - Washington Redskins : 17 - 6
- Dallas Cowboys - Pittsburgh Steelers : 7 - 37
- Detroit Lions - St. Louis Cardinals : 45 - 14
- Green Bay Packers - Chicago Bears : 31 - 28
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next November 12If November 12, 1961 is your birthday you're 58 years, 8 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 9 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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