Tuesday 6 June 1961
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Running Scared by Roy Orbison.
In UK Surrender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
The Parent Trap, directed by David Swift, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 June 1961 ?
- Memorial Day - South Korea.
- Doomsday (weekday)
- Queensland Day.
- National holiday of Sweden.
- D-Day landings - Europe.
- Bonza Bottler Day - USA.
- National Yo-yo Day - USA.
- Bill Bates: NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys).
- Sydney Walsh: Actress (Mo-Hooperman).
- Aldo Costa: Italian engineer.
- Nir Brand: Israeli composer and conductor.
- Tom Araya: Chilean musician (Slayer).
- Terri Nunn in California: USA; singer (Berlin - "Take my Breathe Away").
- Carl Jung: Swiss psychiatrist and author, noted as being an outstanding influence in the development of the theory and practice of analytical psychiatry, synchronicity, introvert-extrovert types, individuation and the personal-collective unconscious.
- Ioannis Theotokis: Greek politician, 146th Prime Minister of Greece (Born 1880).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man
- Pat Boone - Moody River
- Roy Orbison - Running Scared
- Dee Clark - Raindrops
- Shep and the Limelites - Daddy's Home
- Gene McDaniels - A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
- Ben E. King - Stand By Me
- The Shirelles - Mama Said
- Elvis Presley - I Feel So Bad
- Connie Francis - Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart
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