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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 Departed

The Departed

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Country: United States of America

The Intouchables

The Intouchables

Directed by: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Starring: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Country: United States of America

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Country: United States of America

Das Boot

Das Boot

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Country: United States of America

Warrior

Warrior

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Road Past Mandalay by John Masters

The Road Past Mandalay

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This is the second part of John Masters' autobiography: how he fought with his Gurkha regiment during World War II until his promotion to command one of the Chindit columns behind enemy lines in Burma.

Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin

Nobody Knows My Name

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Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society,

A Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer

A Nation Of Sheep

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

The Age Of Reason Begins by Will and Ariel Durant

The Age Of Reason Begins

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Examines the religious strife and scientific progress made from 1558 to 1650 in Europe

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.