Friday August 18, 1961

US date format: 8/18/1961, UK date format: 18/8/1961

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 18, 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 Timothy Geithner and Glenn Plummer. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. The Counterfeiters of Paris, directed by Gilles Grangier, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1961 while Tropic Of Cancer by Henry Miller was one of the best selling book.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Events

  • Construction on Berlin Wall completed.

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Movies

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The Counterfeiters of Paris

The Counterfeiters of Paris

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Gilles Grangier

Starring: Jean Gabin, Martine Carol, Françoise Rosay, Bernard Blier

Twenty Plus Two

Twenty Plus Two

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

Starring: David Janssen, Jeanne Crain, Dina Merrill, Jacques Aubuchon

Pit and the Pendulum

Pit and the Pendulum

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr, Luana Anders

Country: United States of America

Come September

Come September

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin

Country: United States of America

The Frightened City

The Frightened City

Release year: 1961

Directed by: John Lemont

Starring: Herbert Lom, Sean Connery, John Gregson, Alfred Marks

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Books

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Tropic Of Cancer by Henry Miller

Tropic Of Cancer

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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 A penniless and as yet unpublished writer, Henry Miller arrived in Paris in 1930.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 …

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

The Agony and the Ecstasy

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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 …

The Edge Of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor

The Edge Of Sadness

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“A realistic Christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age.”—New England Quarterly“A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work . .

These Ruins Are Inhabited by Muriel Beadle

These Ruins Are Inhabited

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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.

Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin by George F. Kennan

Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin

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

Videogames

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Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 18, 1961?

On August 18, 1961 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 18, 1961?

On August 18, 1961 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 18, 1961?

On August 18, 1961 the US President was John F. Kennedy (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 18, 1961?

On August 18, 1961 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 18, 1961?

On August 18, 1961 Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 18, 1961?

On August 18, 1961 several famous people were born including, Timothy Geithner, Glenn Plummer, Kati Outinen.

Which famous people died on August 18, 1961?

Famous people died on August 18, 1961 include, Leonhard Frank, Learned Hand.

What was the number one song in August 18, 1961?

The number one song in the week of August 18, 1961 was Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis in US and You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro in UK.

What were the top hits on August 18, 1961?

The top hits on August 18, 1961 were Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis, I Like It Like That, Part 1 by Chris Kenner, Last Night by Mar-Keys in US and You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro, Well I Ask You by Eden Kane, Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton in UK.