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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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.

But much more happened on August 1961: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1961?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1961 Benaud rips through England team for Aussie win at Old Trafford
  • 02 Aug 1961 Cyrille Adula becomes Premier of Congo
  • 04 Aug 1961 28th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 28, All-Stars 14 (66,000)
  • 05 Aug 1961 Chicago Bears (NFL) beat Montreal Alouettes (Canadian Football League) 34-16 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • 06 Aug 1961 1st case of motion sickness in space reported
  • 07 Aug 1961 Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2
  • 08 Aug 1961 Ham Tigercats (CFL) beat the Buffalo Bills (NFL) 38-21 in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 09 Aug 1961 James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court
  • 10 Aug 1961 England applies for membership in the European Common Market.
  • 11 Aug 1961 Warren Spahn records victory number 300, beats Chicago Cubs 2-1.
  • 13 Aug 1961 Construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day)
  • 14 Aug 1961 Philadelphia Phillies lose 17th straight game
  • 15 Aug 1961 Conrad Schumann flees from East Germany while on duty guarding the construction of the Berlin Wall.
  • 16 Aug 1961 250,000 West Berliners demonstrate against East Berlin
  • 17 Aug 1961 Kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress
  • 18 Aug 1961 Construction on Berlin Wall completed.
  • 19 Aug 1961 US Vice President Lyndon B Johnson visits West Berlin
  • 20 Aug 1961 Phillies set then dubious record of 23 straight loses, beat Braves
  • 21 Aug 1961 Jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya
  • 22 Aug 1961 Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers
  • 23 Aug 1961 Belgium sends troops to Rwanda-Urundi
  • 25 Aug 1961 Brazilian President Janio Quadros, resigns
  • 26 Aug 1961 Official International Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 28 Aug 1961 Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, ''Please Mr. Postman'' by The Marvelettes.
  • 30 Aug 1961 1st Negro judge of a US District Court confirmed-JB Parsons
  • 31 Aug 1961 Amsterdam National Ballet forms

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Music charts

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Movies

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Country: United States of America

Warrior

Warrior

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Country: United States of America

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1961?
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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

The Edge Of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor

The Edge Of Sadness

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“A realistic Christian novel of hope in a non-Christian age.”—New England Quarterly“A deeply felt and eloquently expressed work . .

Life With Women And How To Survive It by Joseph H. Peck

Life With Women And How To Survive It

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Life with women and how to survive it

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.

A Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer

A Nation Of Sheep

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Nation Of Sheep, A, by Lederer, William J.