Tuesday 3 October 1961
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dean Lawrence (actor) and Didier Begi.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee.
In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits.
Splendor in the Grass, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while The Agony And The Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Amigos del martes.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 3 October 1961 ?
- Dean Lawrence (actor): English actor.
- Didier Begi: French homicide who killed his mistress out of jealousy on 12/21/1984.
- Maxx Payne: American wrestler and actor.
- Rebecca Stephens: first British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
- Ludger Stühlmeyer: German cantor composer and musicologist.
- Dick Van Dyke Show premieres on CBS-TV
- Mr Ed premieres
- Sail Away opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 167 performances
- KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby
- Dick and DeeDee - The Mountain's High
- Roy Orbison - Crying
- Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
- Elvis Presley - Little Sister
- The Highwaymen - Michael
- Bob Moore - Mexico
- Bobby Darin - You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
- Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group
- The Dovells - Bristol Stomp
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