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What Happened on September 14, 1961

US date format: 9/14/1961, UK date format: 14/9/1961

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 14, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Martina Gedeck and Peter Roskam. 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 Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ghost Squad.
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What the sky looked like on 14 September 1961

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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

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Accattone

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

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

Country: United States

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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

Die Rückblende

Follow the Sun

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

Country: United States

Car 54, Where Are You?

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 September 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
  • Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
  • In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
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Facts:
  • Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of CP of the USSR
  • The new military government of Turkey sentences 15 members of the previous government to death.
  • The Focolare Movement opens its first North American center in New York.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on September 14, 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 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

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Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin

By: George F. Kennan

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

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The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

By: William L. Shirer

Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitler’s rise to power is back in hardcover with a

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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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