Saturday March 18, 1961

US date format: 3/18/1961, UK date format: 18/3/1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Arnaud Lagardère and Grant Hart. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Pony Time by Chubby Checker. In UK Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Town Without Pity, directed by Gottfried Reinhardt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Chess Players by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Treasure Seekers.
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Holidays

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Movies

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Town Without Pity

Town Without Pity

Directed by: Gottfried Reinhardt

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Barbara Rütting, Christine Kaufmann, E.G. Marshall

Carry on Regardless

Carry on Regardless

Directed by: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas

Starring: Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Country: United States of America

Konga

Konga

Directed by: John Lemont

Starring: Michael Gough, Margo Johns, Jess Conrad, Claire Gordon

Operation Eichmann

Operation Eichmann

Directed by: R.G. Springsteen

Starring: Werner Klemperer, Ruta Lee, Donald Buka, Barbara Turner

The Canadians

The Canadians

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Starring: Robert Ryan, John Dehner, Torin Thatcher, Burt Metcalfe

TV Series

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The Treasure Seekers

The Treasure Seekers

Directed by: Juliet May

Boomerang

Boomerang

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

The Avengers

The Avengers

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Directed by: Jeremiah Chechik

Starring: Patrick Macnee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Drama 61-67

Drama 61-67

Ask Mr. Pastry

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Days to next March 18

If March 18, 1961 is your birthday you're 59 years, 4 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 11 days.
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Books

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The Chess Players by Frances Parkinson Keyes

The Chess Players

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The Chess Players is a historical novel based on the life of Paul Morphy, who is considered to have been the first world chess champion and possibly the strongest chess player

Shadows On The Grass by Isak Dinesen

Shadows On The Grass

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Isak Dinesen takes up the absorbing story of her life in Kenya begun in the unforgettable Out of Africa, which she published under the name of Karen Blixen.

Pomp And Circumstance by Noel Coward

Pomp And Circumstance

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Author's first novel, a comedy filled with preposterous dialogue and ridiculous situations. A wonderfully witty story about manners and mores on a tropical island.

Stay Young And Vital by Bob Cummings

Stay Young And Vital

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***PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO READ THE FOLLOWING FACTS ABOUT YOUR PRODUCT THANKS!!!*** .........IN FANTASTIC SHAPE.. HARDCOVER/DUST JACKET/THIRD EDITION 1961.........JUST SOME LIGHT SHELF WEAR ON THE BACK COVER......PAGES

Fate Is The Hunter by Ernest K. Gann

Fate Is The Hunter

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Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting


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