Saturday January 28, 1961

US date format: 1/28/1961, UK date format: 28/1/1961

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 28, 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 Arnaldur Indridason and Mike Holoway. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Wonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. The Misfits, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Boomerang.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas

Events

  • Republic of Rwanda proclaimed.

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Movies

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The Misfits

The Misfits

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

La notte

La notte

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki

Country: United States of America

Mein Mann, das Wirtschaftswunder

Mein Mann, das Wirtschaftswunder

Directed by: Ulrich Erfurth

Starring: Marika Rökk, Fritz Tillmann, Cornelia Froboess, Heinz Erhardt

North to Alaska

North to Alaska

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian

Country: United States of America

BUtterfield 8

BUtterfield 8

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher, Dina Merrill

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Boomerang

Boomerang

Directed by: Reginald Hudlin

The Avengers

The Avengers

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Directed by: Jeremiah Chechik

Starring: Patrick Macnee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Survival

Survival

Starring: Aubrey Buxton, Duncan Carse, Rolf Harris, Patrick Allen

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Zeg hé, spaar je mee?

Snagglepuss

Snagglepuss

Days to next January 28

If January 28, 1961 is your birthday you're 59 years, 6 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 24 days.
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Books

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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 Conscience Of A Conservative by Barry Goldwater

The Conscience Of A Conservative

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2011 Reprint of 1960 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "The Conscience of a Conservative" was published by Goldwater when he

The American Heritage Picture History Of The Civil War by Bruce Catton

The American Heritage Picture History Of The Civil War

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2 Volumes In Original Slipcase, 1960 Red Boards With Gold Letters

The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase

The Lovely Ambition

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“Readers who have come to expect Miss Chase to provide stunning evocations of time and place, particularly of nineteenth-century Maine, will not be disappointed by The Lovely Ambition.”

The Chess Players by Frances Parkinson Keyes

The Chess Players

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The Chess Players is a historical novel based on the life of Paul Morphy, who is considered to have been the first world chess champion and possibly the strongest chess player


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