Saturday 4 February 1961
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Vern Fleming in Long Island City and Denis Savard in Pointe Gatineau.
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.
On TV people were watching Gunslinger.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 February 1961 ?
- Saint Veronica, patron saint of photographers
- Ancient Latvia - Biezputras Diena observed.
- Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948).
- Angolan Anniversary of the Outbreak of Armed Struggle against Portuguese Colonialism.
- Saint Gilbert (d. 1189)
- Saint John Hector de Britto
- Saint Rembert of Torhout
- Vern Fleming in Long Island City: New York, USA; basketball player (Olympics-gold-1984).
- Denis Savard in Pointe Gatineau: California, USA; NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks).
- Denis Savard: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- Stewart O'Nan: American novelist.
- Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure
- The Portuguese Colonial War begins in Angola.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
- Lawrence Welk - Calcutta
- Ferrante and Teicher - Exodus
- Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra - Wonderland By Night
- The Miracles - Shop Around
- Rosie - Angel Baby
- Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl
- Brenda Lee - Emotions
- Bobby Vee - Rubber Ball
- Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome To-Night?
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