Sunday December 31, 1961, NewYear’s Eve
US date format: 12/31/1961, UK date format: 31/12/1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on December 31, 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 Rick Aguilera and Fabian Nicieza.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens.
Gunga Jumna, directed by Nitin Bose, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Steptoe and Son.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 31, 1961?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- lrma La Douce closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 527 performances
- Beach Boys play their debut gig under that name
- Failed coup by Syrian group in Lebanon.
- Green Bay Packers shutout New York Giants 37-0 in NFL championship game.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 31, 1961?
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Sport Games on December 31, 1961
- New York Giants - Green Bay Packers : 0 - 37
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 31, 1961?
On December 31, 1961 the day of the week was Sunday.
What zodiac sign is December 31, 1961?
On December 31, 1961 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on December 31, 1961?
On December 31, 1961 the US President was John F. Kennedy (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 31, 1961?
On December 31, 1961 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on December 31, 1961?
On December 31, 1961 Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 31, 1961?
On December 31, 1961 several famous people were born including, Rick Aguilera, Fabian Nicieza, Nina Li.