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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

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A Man Escaped

A Man Escaped

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Country: United States of America

Kin-dza-dza!

Kin-dza-dza!

Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgeniy Leonov, Yuriy Yakovlev, Levan Gabriadze

Sullivan's Travels

Sullivan's Travels

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Country: United States of America

Network

Network

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Country: United States of America

Rocky

Rocky

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in November 1961?
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My Life In Court by Louis Nizer

My Life In Court

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2012 Reprint of 1961 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In this title Nizer recounts some of his significant civil and criminal

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

The Incredible Journey

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Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian

Tropic Of Cancer by Henry Miller

Tropic Of Cancer

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Miller's groundbreaking first novel, banned in Britain for almost thirty years. A penniless and as yet unpublished writer, Henry Miller arrived in Paris in 1930. Leaving behind a disintegrating marriage and an unhappy career in America, he threw himself into …

Little Me by Patrick Dennis

Little Me

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Back in print at last! From the author of Auntie Mame: the bawdy, bestselling, bountifully illustrated autobiography of an imaginary diva whose life is one hilarious mishap after another.For

The Winter Of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck

The Winter Of Our Discontent

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The final novel of one of America’s most beloved writers—a tale of degeneration, corruption, and spiritual crisis In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that