Saturday December 23, 1961
US date format: 12/23/1961, UK date format: 23/12/1961
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 23, 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 Carol Smillie and Ezzat Kamhawi.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to by .
In UK by was in the top 5 hits.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by José Quintero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Dick Van Dyke Show.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 23, 1961?
- Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
- Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
- Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
- R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
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- KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
- Fidel Castro announces Cuba will release 1,113 prisoners from failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion for US$62 million worth of food and medical supplies.
- Train accident in Italy, 70 die.
- Luxembourg's national holiday, the Grand Duke's Official Birthday, is set on June 23 by Grand Ducal decree.
- Kurt Meyer: German SS officer (Born 1910).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 23, 1961?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 23If December 23, 1961 is your birthday you're 58 years, 11 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 25 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 23, 1961?
On December 23, 1961 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is December 23, 1961?
On December 23, 1961 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on December 23, 1961?
On December 23, 1961 the US President was John F. Kennedy (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 23, 1961?
On December 23, 1961 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on December 23, 1961?
On December 23, 1961 Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 23, 1961?
On December 23, 1961 several famous people were born including, Carol Smillie, Ezzat el Kamhawi, Ezzat Kamhawi.
Which famous people died on December 23, 1961?
Famous people died on December 23, 1961 include, Kurt Meyer.
What was the number one song in December 23, 1961?
The number one song in the week of December 23, 1961 was The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens in US and Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson in UK.
What were the top hits on December 23, 1961?
The top hits on December 23, 1961 were The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens, Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes, Run To Him by Bobby Vee in US and Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson, Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan, I Love You by Cliff Richard in UK.