Saturday June 24, 1961

US date format: 6/24/1961, UK date format: 24/6/1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 24, 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 Iain Glen and Curt Smith. 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. A Woman Is a Woman, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Sixth Man by Jess Stearn 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

  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
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Events

  • Happiest Girl in the World closes at Martin Beck NYC after 97 performances
  • Beatles record If You Love Me Baby
  • Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait

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Movies

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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

The Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes

Directed by: Sergio Leone

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

By Love Possessed

By Love Possessed

Directed by: John Sturges

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

TV Series

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Whispering Smith

Whispering Smith

Directed by: Leslie Fenton

Rob Roy

Rob Roy

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Amelia

Amelia

Directed by: Mira Nair

The Younger Generation

The Younger Generation

Harpers West One

Harpers West One

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Books

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The Sixth Man by Jess Stearn

The Sixth Man

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"A startling investigation of the spread of homosexuality in America"

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage

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Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

Fate Is The Hunter by Ernest K. Gann

Fate Is The Hunter

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Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting

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.

Ring Of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell

Ring Of Bright Water

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Hailed as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1960, the story of Gavin Maxwell’s life with otters on the remote west coast of Scotland remains one of the most


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