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Saturday 23 September 1961

US date format: 9/23/1961, UK date format: 23/9/1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on September 23, 1961). The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chi McBride and Lesley Fitz-Simons. 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 Life With Women And How To Survive It by Joseph H. Peck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ghost Squad.
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What the sky looked like on 23 September 1961

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Movies

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The Hustler

Directed by: Robert Rossen

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

Country: United States

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Paris Blues

Directed by: Martin Ritt

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

Country: United States

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A Thunder of Drums

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

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

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Man-Trap

Directed by: Edmond O'Brien

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

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Claudelle Inglish

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

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

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Ghost Squad

Directed by: Joel Souza

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87th Precinct

Written by: Evan Hunter

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

Country: United States

The New Steve Allen Show

Starring: Steve Allen, Johnny Jacobs

Country: United States

Ripcord

Written by: Harry Redmond Jr.

Starring: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher

Country: United States

Father of the Bride

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 September 1961 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Adomnan of Iona, Saint Constantius, Saint Thecla.
  • French Republican Calendar - Safran (Saffron) Day, second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Saudi Arabia - National Day (unification 1932)
  • Japanese Autumnal equinox Day (????/Sh?bun no hi)
  • Celebrate Bisexuality Day - September 23rd of every year is designated as Celebrate Bisexuality Day and celebrated by members of the bisexual community and their allies worldwide. Observed annually since 1999.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Billy House: Actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I), dies at 71.
  • Elmer R Diktonius: Finnish musicologist / Author (Stenkol), dies at 65.
Facts:
  • 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire
  • Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak
  • Eva B. Adams is confirmed as director of the US Mint.

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on September 23, 1961 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1961 ?

Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me
  2. Reach For The Stars / Climb Ev'ry Mountain - Shirley Bassey
  3. Helen Shapiro - You Don't Know
  4. Eden Kane - Well I Ask You
  5. Billy Fury - Halfway To Paradise

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Life With Women And How To Survive It

By: Joseph H. Peck

Life with women and how to survive it

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The Edge Of Sadness

By: Edwin O'Connor

“A realistic Christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age.”—New England Quarterly“A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work . .

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The Age Of Reason Begins

By: Will and Ariel Durant

Examines the religious strife and scientific progress made from 1558 to 1650 in Europe

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The Spanish Civil War

By: Hugh Thomas

A masterpiece of the historian’s art, Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century.

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