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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1961?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1961 KGIN TV channel 11 in Grand Island, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Oct 1961 Ben Casey premieres on NBC-TV
  • 03 Oct 1961 Dick Van Dyke Show premieres on CBS-TV
  • 05 Oct 1961 China and Nepal sign treaty
  • 06 Oct 1961 JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters
  • 07 Oct 1961 Bye Bye Birdie closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 607 performances
  • 08 Oct 1961 US Constellation crashes at Richmond Virginia, 74 die
  • 09 Oct 1961 US members of communist party obliged to report themselves to Police
  • 10 Oct 1961 Milk & Honey opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 543 performances
  • 11 Oct 1961 US Air Force Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m.
  • 12 Oct 1961 The death penalty is abolished in New Zealand.
  • 14 Oct 1961 How to Succeed in Business opens at 46th St. NYC for 1415 performances
  • 17 Oct 1961 22nd Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
  • 18 Oct 1961 Emergency crisis proclaimed in South Vietnam due to commun attack
  • 19 Oct 1961 The Arab League takes over protecting Kuwait the last British troops leave.
  • 21 Oct 1961 Barbra Striesand opens in Another Evening with Harry Stones
  • 22 Oct 1961 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights and Flemish language in Belgium
  • 23 Oct 1961 Kwamina opens at 54th St. Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 24 Oct 1961 Evening with Yves Montand opens at John Golden NYC for 55 performances
  • 25 Oct 1961 The first edition of ''Private Eye'', the British satirical magazine, is published.
  • 26 Oct 1961 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test
  • 27 Oct 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya and Sary Shagan USSR
  • 28 Oct 1961 Fiorello! closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 796 performances
  • 29 Oct 1961 Syria exits from the United Arab Republic.
  • 30 Oct 1961 Soviet Union tests a 58 megaton hydrogen bomb
  • 31 Oct 1961 Federal judge rules that Birmingham, Alabama, laws against integrated playing fields are illegal

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Country: United States of America

Splendor in the Grass

Splendor in the Grass

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie

Country: United States of America

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Country: United States of America

West Side Story

West Side Story

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Country: United States of America

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1961?
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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 …

Since You Ask Me by Ann Landers

Since You Ask Me

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Hardcover 1961

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

Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin by George F. Kennan

Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin

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George F. Kennan - Russia and the West Under Lenin and Stalin Rossiia i Zapad pri Lenine i Staline Na Angliiskom Iazyke. Publisher: . Year: 1962.

The Small Room by May Sarton

The Small Room

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In the hallowed halls of one of New England’s most prestigious colleges, a young woman finds new and unexpected life as professor while a scandal brews just on the periphery