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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 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 July 1961: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1961?


Events

  • 01 Jul 1961 KNDU TV channel 25 in Richland-Pasco-Kennew, WA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 02 Jul 1961 Maris hits 29th and 30th en route to 61 homers
  • 04 Jul 1961 Walt Disney is one of the two main speakers on the Independence Day in The Rebuild Hills at Sk?rping in Denmark.
  • 05 Jul 1961 80 die in collisions in Algiers
  • 06 Jul 1961 Portuguese ship explode near Mozambique, kills 300
  • 07 Jul 1961 75th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Chuck McKinley (63 61 64)
  • 08 Jul 1961 Fred Trueman takes 5-0 in 24 balls to rip through Aussies
  • 11 Jul 1961 30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
  • 12 Jul 1961 Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams. Half of Pune is submerged, more than 100,000 families need to be relocated and the death tally exceeds 2,000.
  • 13 Jul 1961 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-US composer (Second Quartet), dies at age 86.
  • 14 Jul 1961 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et magistrate
  • 15 Jul 1961 Donnybrook! closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 16 Jul 1961 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Tippecanoe Golf Open
  • 17 Jul 1961 Ford Frick rules that if anyone breaks Babe Ruth 60 HR record, it must be done in 1st 154 games
  • 19 Jul 1961 First in-flight movie shown (TWA).
  • 20 Jul 1961 French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.
  • 21 Jul 1961 Launch of Mercury 4 (Liberty Bell) with Grissom.
  • 22 Jul 1961 WBNB TV channel 10 in Charlotte Amaile, VI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 23 Jul 1961 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • 24 Jul 1961 Edwin Newman becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • 25 Jul 1961 In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
  • 29 Jul 1961 Bob Dylan injured in car accident
  • 30 Jul 1961 43rd PGA Championship: Jerry Barber shoots a 277 at Olympia Fields, Illinois
  • 31 Jul 1961 31st All Star Baseball Game: 1-1 tie ends by rain at Fenway, Boston

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Aliens

Aliens

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

The Message

The Message

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Country: United States of America

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

Country: United States of America

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Directed by: Zoya Akhtar

Starring: Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Naseeruddin Shah, Farhan Akhtar

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress

Directed by: Satoshi Kon

Starring: Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa

Books

Which were the most popular books released in July 1961?
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Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage

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Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.

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.

Don'T Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford

Don'T Tell Alfred

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In this delightful comedy, Fanny—the quietly observant narrator of Nancy Mitford’s two most famous novels—finally takes center stage.Fanny Wincham—last seen as a young woman in The Pursuit of Love and Love

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 Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

The Agony and the Ecstasy

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Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven …