Sunday August 27, 1961

US date format: 8/27/1961, UK date format: 27/8/1961

We've performed the most in-depth research possible on August 27, 1961, here's what our experts found out: it was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see zodiac and Moon Sign on August 27, 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 Tom Ford and Yolanda Adams. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Last Year at Marienbad, directed by Alain Resnais, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1961 while Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin by George F. Kennan was one of the best selling book.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo

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Movies

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Last Year at Marienbad

Last Year at Marienbad

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Alain Resnais

Starring: Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoëff, Françoise Bertin

Country: United States of America

Victim

Victim

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

Country: United States of America

Accattone

Accattone

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini, Paola Guidi

Country: United States of America

Mysterious Island

Mysterious Island

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Cy Endfield

Starring: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill

Country: United States of America

Night Tide

Night Tide

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Curtis Harrington

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Linda Lawson, Gavin Muir, Luana Anders

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin by George F. Kennan

Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin

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George F. Kennan - Russia and the West Under Lenin and Stalin Rossiia i Zapad pri Lenine i Staline Na Angliiskom Iazyke. Publisher: . Year: 1962.

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.

The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White

The Making Of The President 1960

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The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

The Winter Of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck

The Winter Of Our Discontent

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The final novel of one of America’s most beloved writers—a tale of degeneration, corruption, and spiritual crisis In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that

The Twenty-Seventh Wife by Irving Wallace

The Twenty-Seventh Wife

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The story of Ann Eliza Young, last wife of the Mormon Prophet, Brigham Young, who divorced her husband to lead in the fight against the American harem.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 27, 1961?

On August 27, 1961 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 27, 1961?

On August 27, 1961 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 27, 1961?

On August 27, 1961 the US President was John F. Kennedy (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 27, 1961?

On August 27, 1961 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 27, 1961?

On August 27, 1961 Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 27, 1961?

On August 27, 1961 several famous people were born including, Tom Ford, Yolanda Adams, Speedy Graphito (artist).

What was the number one song in August 27, 1961?

The number one song in the week of August 27, 1961 was Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis in US and You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro in UK.

What were the top hits on August 27, 1961?

The top hits on August 27, 1961 were Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis, Wooden Heart by Joe Dowell, Michael by The Highwaymen in US and You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro, Well I Ask You by Eden Kane, Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton in UK.