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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1961?


Events

  • 01 Nov 1961 50,000 women in 60 cities participate in the inaugural Women Strike for Peace (WSP) against nuclear proliferation.
  • 02 Nov 1961 Kean opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • 03 Nov 1961 General Assembly unanimously elects U Thant acting secretary general
  • 04 Nov 1961 Karamanlis becomes Premier of Greece
  • 06 Nov 1961 The U.S. government issues a stamp honoring the 100th birthday of James Naismith.
  • 08 Nov 1961 Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn
  • 09 Nov 1961 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970m
  • 10 Nov 1961 ''Catch-22'' is first published by Joseph Heller.
  • 11 Nov 1961 Adulterous couple up mestkar through Staphorst riding
  • 13 Nov 1961 WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 15 Nov 1961 Comet C / 1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth
  • 16 Nov 1961 Great Britain limits immigration from Commonwealth countries
  • 17 Nov 1961 Michael Rockefeller, son of New York Governor and later Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, disappears in the jungles of New Guinea.
  • 18 Nov 1961 Gay Life opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • 20 Nov 1961 WPLG TV channel 10 in Miami, Florida (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Nov 1961 Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues
  • 24 Nov 1961 World Food Program (WFP) formed as a temporary UN program.
  • 26 Nov 1961 Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball
  • 27 Nov 1961 KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 28 Nov 1961 Ernest Davis is 1st black to win Heisman Trophy
  • 29 Nov 1961 John A McCone replaces Allen W Dulles as 6th Director of CIA
  • 30 Nov 1961 Billy Williams of the Cubs is voted NL Rookie of Year

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Innocents

The Innocents

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

Country: United States of America

The Day the Earth Caught Fire

The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Val Guest

Starring: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe

Flower Drum Song

Flower Drum Song

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo

Country: United States of America

The Errand Boy

The Errand Boy

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Jerry Lewis

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Brian Donlevy, Howard McNear, Dick Wesson

Blue Hawaii

Blue Hawaii

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in November 1961?
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I Should Have Kissed Her More by Alexander King

I Should Have Kissed Her More

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KING OF THE STORYTELLERS - Favorite raconteur of millions of television fans! Bestselling author of MINE ENEMY GROWS OLDER and MAY THIS HOUSE BE SAFE FROM TIGERS! ALEXANDER KING tells you

A Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer

A Nation Of Sheep

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

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

Inside Europe Today by John Gunther

Inside Europe Today

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views of postwar Europe

The Coming Fury by Bruce Catton

The Coming Fury

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Dust jacket notes: "In words that weave history into art, Bruce Catton has created a book about the coming of the Civil War that is at once a broad canvas and