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Friday 23 June 1961

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on June 23, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include LaSalle Thompson and Mark Drillich. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Moody River by Pat Boone. In UK Surrender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Striped Trip, directed by Vladimir Fetin, 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 Whispering Smith.
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What the sky looked like on 23 June 1961

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Movies

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Striped Trip

Directed by: Vladimir Fetin

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

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Fanny

Directed by: Joshua Logan

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

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The Colossus of Rhodes

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal, Conrado San Martín

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By Love Possessed

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Lana Turner, Jason Robards, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., George Hamilton

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The Last Sunset

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Joseph Cotten

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

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Amelia

Directed by: Mira Nair

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Rob Roy

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • J??i (L?go) - Latvia
  • Saint Jonas Day - Lithuania
  • The Happiest day of the year is June 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [4]
  • National holiday - Luxembourg
  • Midsummer's Eve, Christianized the eve of the feast of Saint John the Baptist, is celebrated in much of Northern Europe and the British Islands
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Facts:
  • Antarctic Treaty goes into effect
  • Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak
  • Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th and 6 in 9th
  • USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,830 m
  • Cold War: the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force after the opening date for signature set for the December 1, 1959.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 23, 1961 - Geocentric view

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Books

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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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