Monday September 18, 1961

US date format: 9/18/1961, UK date format: 18/9/1961

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 18, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include James Gandolfini and Bernard Werber. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee. In UK Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton was in the top 5 hits. The Hustler, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Road Past Mandalay by John Masters was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ghost Squad.
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The Hustler

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

Country: United States of America

Paris Blues

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong

Country: United States of America

A Thunder of Drums

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

Starring: Richard Boone, George Hamilton, Luana Patten, Arthur O'Connell

Man-Trap

Directed by: Edmond O'Brien

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Stella Stevens, Elaine Devry

Claudelle Inglish

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Diane McBain, Arthur Kennedy, Will Hutchins, Constance Ford

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Historical Events

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    Holidays

  • Also see September 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Chile - Independence Day (first junta 1810)
  • RC Saints - Feast day of St Joseph of Cupertino and Methodius of Olympus
  • In ancient Greece, the fifth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries.

    Events

  • U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold dies in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Music charts

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TV Series

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Ghost Squad

Directed by: Joel Souza

87th Precinct

Written by: Evan Hunter

Starring: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Country: United States of America

The New Steve Allen Show

Starring: Steve Allen, Johnny Jacobs

Country: United States of America

Ripcord

Written by: Harry Redmond Jr.

Starring: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher

Country: United States of America

Father of the Bride

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Books

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The Road Past Mandalay

By: John Masters

This is the second part of John Masters' autobiography: how he fought with his Gurkha regiment during World War II until his promotion to command one of the Chindit columns behind enemy lines in Burma.

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 …

Franny and Zooey

By: J.D. Salinger

The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New …

Clock Without Hands

By: Carson McCullers

Set in Georgia on the eve of court-ordered integration, Clock Without Hands contains McCullers's most poignant statement on race, class, and justice.

To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Harper Lee

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.


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