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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1961?


Events

  • 01 Mar 1961 US President John Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.
  • 02 Mar 1961 13 Daughters opens at 54th St. Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • 03 Mar 1961 Max Conrad circumnavigates the earth in 8 days, 18 hours and 49 minutes, setting a new world record.
  • 06 Mar 1961 1st London minicabs introduced
  • 08 Mar 1961 US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hours.
  • 09 Mar 1961 1st animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9
  • 12 Mar 1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Miami Golf Open.
  • 13 Mar 1961 JFK sets up the Alliance for Progress
  • 14 Mar 1961 George Weiss becomes president of New York Mets.
  • 15 Mar 1961 South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 17 Mar 1961 South Africa leaves British Commonwealth
  • 21 Mar 1961 Art Modell purchases Cleveland Browns for then record ($3,925,000)
  • 24 Mar 1961 New York Senate approves US$55 million for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows.
  • 25 Mar 1961 13 Daughters closes at 54th St. Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 26 Mar 1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Golden Circle of Golf Festival.
  • 27 Mar 1961 Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen.
  • 29 Mar 1961 KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 30 Mar 1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600 feet (51,690 metres).
  • 31 Mar 1961 Aklilou Habtewold becomes first premier of Ethiopia.

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Movies

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

Anand

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Country: United States of America

The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others

Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Country: United States of America

Fargo

Fargo

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Country: United States of America

All the President's Men

All the President's Men

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Country: United States of America

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 1961?
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In A Summer Season by Elizabeth Taylor

In A Summer Season

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'"You taste of rain," he said, kissing her. "People say I married her for her money," he thought contentedly, and for the moment was full of the self-respect that loving her

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.

Stay Young And Vital by Bob Cummings

Stay Young And Vital

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***PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO READ THE FOLLOWING FACTS ABOUT YOUR PRODUCT THANKS!!!*** .........IN FANTASTIC SHAPE.. HARDCOVER/DUST JACKET/THIRD EDITION 1961.........JUST SOME LIGHT SHELF WEAR ON THE BACK COVER......PAGES

Decision At Delphi by Helen MacInnes

Decision At Delphi

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Just another routine overseas assignment. That's what successful young New York architect Ken Strang thought when a national travel magazine sent him to Europe to sketch Greek ruins.What

Dr. Tom Dooley'S Three Great Books by Dr. Tom Dooley

Dr. Tom Dooley'S Three Great Books

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Dr. Tom Dooley's Three Great Books, 1960. Compilation - 3 novels in one book: Deliver Us From Evil, The Edge of Tomorrow, & The Night They Burned the Mountain.