Tuesday 24 October 1961
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rafael Belliard and Russell Swanson.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Runaround Sue by Dion.
In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits.
The Comancheros, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin by George F. Kennan was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Musik aus Studio B.
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Rafael Belliard: Pueblo Nuevo, Dominican Republic -- Infielder (Atlanta Braves).
- Russell Swanson: Sydney, NSW -- Australasia golfer.
- Susan Leigh Still: Augusta, Georgia -- Lieutenant Commander USN / Astronaut (STS 83, 94).
- Bruce L Castor: Jr.
- Dave Meltzer: American wrestling journalist.
- Myriam Fox-Jerusalmi: French kayaker, a winner of the Bronze Medal in the one-woman canoe at the Atlanta Olympics 7/28/1996. She has World Championship medals for 1989 and 1993.
- Mary Bono: American gymnast and politician
- Bruce Castor: American lawyer and politician
- Milan Stoyadinovich: Fascist Yugoslavia Prime Minister (1935-39), dies at 73.
- Evening with Yves Montand opens at John Golden NYC for 55 performances
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