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..

You can also have a look at the year 1961, at December 23 across the years or at December 1961 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 23, 1961?


Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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Judgment at Nuremberg

Judgment at Nuremberg

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich

Country: United States of America

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Country: United States of America

The Hustler

The Hustler

Directed by: Robert Rossen

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

Country: United States of America

One, Two, Three

One, Two, Three

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis

Country: United States of America

The Innocents

The Innocents

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show

Written by:

Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Country: United States of America

Musik aus Studio B

Musik aus Studio B

Starring: Chris Howland

87th Precinct

87th Precinct

Written by:

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

Country: United States of America

Poly

Poly

Starring: Jean Adam, Hélène Ailloud, Christine Aurel, Barta Barri

Country: France

Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer

Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer

Days to next December 23

If 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.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

I Should Have Kissed Her More by Alexander King

I Should Have Kissed Her More

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KING OF THE STORYTELLERS - Favorite raconteur of millions of television fans! Bestselling author of MINE ENEMY GROWS OLDER and MAY THIS HOUSE BE SAFE FROM TIGERS! ALEXANDER KING tells you

Pt 109 by Robert J. Donovan

Pt 109

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NOW IN PAPERBACK A timeless tale of heroism now available to a new generation of readers "To me, PT 109 has always been one of the great war stories

Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers

Clock Without Hands

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

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

The Agony and the Ecstasy

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Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven …

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.


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