Wednesday July 19, 1961

US date format: 7/19/1961, UK date format: 19/7/1961

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 19, 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 Campbell Scott and Lisa Lampanelli. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits. Francis of Assisi, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White 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

  • According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
  • St. Symmachus
  • St. Machrina
  • St. Arsenius
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Events

  • First in-flight movie shown (TWA).

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Movies

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Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Dolores Hart, Stuart Whitman, Cecil Kellaway

The Honeymoon Machine

The Honeymoon Machine

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Steve McQueen, Brigid Bazlen, Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss

A Woman Is a Woman

A Woman Is a Woman

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henri Attal

Country: United States of America

Striped Trip

Striped Trip

Directed by: Vladimir Fetin

Starring: Aleksey Gribov, Ivan Dmitriev, Margarita Nazarova, Evgeniy Leonov

Fanny

Fanny

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer, Horst Buchholz

TV Series

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Whispering Smith

Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

Storyboard

Storyboard

Vorsicht Kamera

Vorsicht Kamera

La posesa

La posesa

Los suicidios constantes

Los suicidios constantes

Days to next July 19

If July 19, 1961 is your birthday you're 59 years, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White

The Making Of The President 1960

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The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

A Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer

A Nation Of Sheep

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Nation Of Sheep, A, by Lederer, William J.

The Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart

The Last Of The Just

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Published in sixteen languages and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, Andre Schwarz-Bart’s The Last of the Just is considered by many the single greatest novel of the Holocaust.

Gifts Of Passage by Santha Rama Rau

Gifts Of Passage

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Memoir of her life and travels by Santha Rama Rau, author of Home to India and East of Home.

Reality In Advertising by Rosser Reeves

Reality In Advertising

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Rarely has a book about advertising created such a commotion as this brilliant account of the principles of successful advertising. Published in 1961, Reality in Advertising was listed for weeks on


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