Is this date important to you? Boost it!

Friday 15 September 1961

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sonja Savic and Dan Marino. 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. The City of the Dead, directed by John Moxey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cain's Hundred.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1961 or at September 15 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

Have a look at the old newspapers from 15 September 1961 and get them!


Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The City of the Dead

Directed by: John Moxey

Starring: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee

Country: United States

More info


Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshir Mifune, Eijir Tno, Tatsuya Nakadai

Country: United States

More info

Pit and the Pendulum

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr

Country: United States

More info

Come September

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee

Country: United States

More info

Mysterious Island

Directed by: Cy Endfield

Starring: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan

Country: United States

More info

Find out your future

Get a FREE Numerology report based on the digits of 15 September 1961!


TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Cain's Hundred

Written by: Paul Monash

Starring: Peter Mark Richman

Country: United States

Follow the Sun

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

Country: United States

The Defenders

Written by: Reginald Rose

Starring: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed

Country: United States

More info

King of Diamonds

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Ray Hamilton

Country: United States

Tuesday Rendezvous

Starring: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Wish him/her..

Send your special wishes with this personalized page

Send him/her your special wishes with this personalized page

Click here for a personalized message

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 September 1961 ?

  • Bulgaria - The first day of school.
  • Japan - Respect for the Aged Day before 2003; beginning in 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September.
  • The United Kingdom - the British commemorate the Battle of Britain on the day of the last massive Luftwaffe attack in 1940.
  • Also see September 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 15 September
  • 61st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus
  • Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.

Featured Contents

Would you like to write an original contribution on a topic related to this specific date and get featured on Takemeback.to ? Send us your proposal!

Search For Your Ancestors

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Don't miss our monthly news, no spam guarantee Click here to Subscribe

...and if 15 September 1961 was your Birth Date then Join our Birthday Club!

Make this date unforgettable

Have a look at our special collection of personalized gifts

Look at our personalized gifts

Genealogy: find out your family heritage

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 1961?

Life magazine


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

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 ...

More info

The Road Past Mandalay

By: John Masters

Second in a trilogy, an account of a British officer in World War II, the memoir includes maps and photos.

More info

Life With Women And How To Survive It

By: Joseph H. Peck

Life with women and how to survive it

More info

Nobody Knows My Name

By: James Baldwin

Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society,

More info

Remember when

Birthday and personalized Football books

Discover our birthday books

Is this date important to you? Boost it!

Tell the world why 15 September 1961 is such a special date for you!