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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1961?


Events

  • 01 Sep 1961 1st conference of neutral countries held in Belgrade
  • 04 Sep 1961 Carol Burnette-Richard Hayes Show premieres on CBS radio
  • 05 Sep 1961 JFK begins underground nuclear testing
  • 06 Sep 1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Kapustin Yar USSR
  • 07 Sep 1961 Tom and Jerry make a return with their first episode since 1957, Switchin' Kitten. The new creator, Gene Deitch makes 12 more Tom and Jerry episodes until 1962.
  • 09 Sep 1961 Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss America 1962
  • 10 Sep 1961 75th US Womens Tennis: Darlene R Hard beats Ann Haydon Jones (63 64)
  • 11 Sep 1961 Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.
  • 12 Sep 1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 34,840 m
  • 13 Sep 1961 Car 54 Where are You? premieres on TV
  • 14 Sep 1961 Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of CP of the USSR
  • 15 Sep 1961 61st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus
  • 16 Sep 1961 CDU loses West German election
  • 17 Sep 1961 The world's first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh.
  • 18 Sep 1961 U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold dies in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the war-torn Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 19 Sep 1961 Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.
  • 20 Sep 1961 After 84 1 / 3 innings Bill Fischer gives up a base on balls
  • 21 Sep 1961 Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel round trip (44 miles)
  • 22 Sep 1961 Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) at age 42, completes the first round trip crossing swim of the English Channel in 43 hours, 10 minutes.
  • 23 Sep 1961 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire
  • 24 Sep 1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sacramento Valley Golf Open
  • 25 Sep 1961 KTPS TV channel 62 in Tacoma, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 26 Sep 1961 From the Second City opens at Royale Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • 27 Sep 1961 Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout season record at 269
  • 28 Sep 1961 Doctor Kildare, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 29 Sep 1961 Detectives, TV Crime Drama
  • 30 Sep 1961 Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost

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Music charts

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Movies

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The Hustler

The Hustler

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

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

Paris Blues

Paris Blues

Release year: 1961

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in September 1961?
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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

A Shooting Star by Wallace Stegner

A Shooting Star

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hardbound

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

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The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

A Journey To Matecumbe by Robert Lewis Taylor

A Journey To Matecumbe

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WITH ILLUSTRATIONS By JOSEPH PAPIN. The book is about an adventure tale set on the Mississippi River down to the Florida Keys.

Inside Europe Today by John Gunther

Inside Europe Today

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views of postwar Europe