Wednesday 1 February 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Will You Love Me Tomorrow? by The Shirelles.
In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits.
Breathless, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1961 ?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Daniel M Tani in Ridley Park: Maryland, USA; astronaut.
- Gina Hull in Jacksonville: Florida, USA; LPGA golfer (1989 USX Golf Classic-8th).
- Gina Hull: Jacksonville, Florida -- LPGA golfer (1989 USX Golf Classic-8th).
- Volker Fried: German field hockey player and coach.
- Daniel Tani: American engineer and astronaut.
- Gabrielle Carteris in Phoenix: Arizona, USA; actress (Beverly Hills 90210).
- 1st full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
- First full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful.
- British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive.
- The United States launches its first test of the Minuteman I intercontinental ballistic missile. Fas.org
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra - Wonderland By Night
- Lawrence Welk - Calcutta
- The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
- Ferrante and Teicher - Exodus
- The Miracles - Shop Around
- Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl
- Rosie - Angel Baby
- Bobby Vee - Rubber Ball
- Brenda Lee - Emotions
- Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome To-Night?
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