Wednesday 13 September 1961

US date format: 9/13/1961, UK date format: 13/9/1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 13, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Dave Mustaine and Bobbie Cryner. 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 Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart 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

Car 54, Where Are You?

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 September 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • 1999 - Lunar nuclear waste dump explodes, sending the Moon hurtling into deep space in Space: 1999
  • RC Saints - St John Chrysostom
  • Roman festivals - epulum Iovis: banquet of Jupiter, on the ides during the Ludi Romani
  • 2000 - Second Impact in Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Also see September 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Facts:
  • Car 54 Where are You? premieres on TV
  • Battles between UN and Katanga troops in Congo
  • Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit.

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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 Last Of The Just

By: Andre Schwarz-Bart

Published in sixteen languages and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, Andre Schwarz-Bart’s The Last of the Just is considered by many the single greatest novel of the Holocaust.

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A Journey To Matecumbe

By: Robert Lewis Taylor

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS By JOSEPH PAPIN. The book is about an adventure tale set on the Mississippi River down to the Florida Keys.

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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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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

By: Gayelord Hauser

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Invitation to Beauty by Gayelord Hauser

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