Sunday June 18, 1961

US date format: 6/18/1961, UK date format: 18/6/1961

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 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 Alison Moyet and Laurent Grévill. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson. In UK Surrender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Colossus of Rhodes, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while Ring Of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whispering Smith.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Seychelles - National Day.
  • Brazil - Chemist's Day.
  • Father's Day, US, UK, Chile (2006).
  • Autistic Pride Day, beginning in 2005.

Events

  • CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke
  • KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

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The Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal, Conrado San Martín

By Love Possessed

By Love Possessed

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Lana Turner, Jason Robards, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., George Hamilton

The Last Sunset

The Last Sunset

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Joseph Cotten

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

Atlas

Atlas

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Michael Forest, Frank Wolff, Barboura Morris, Walter Maslow

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Whispering Smith

Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

Rob Roy

Rob Roy

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Amelia

Amelia

Directed by: Mira Nair

Adventure Story

Adventure Story

Pariser Journal

Pariser Journal

Days to next June 18

If June 18, 1961 is your birthday you're 59 years, 1 month, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 11 days.
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Books

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Ring Of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell

Ring Of Bright Water

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Hailed as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1960, the story of Gavin Maxwell’s life with otters on the remote west coast of Scotland remains one of the most

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Gayelord Hauser

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

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

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

The Incredible Journey

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Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

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The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

A Shooting Star by Wallace Stegner

A Shooting Star

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