Saturday 8 July 1961
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Graham Jones and Toby Keith.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Quarter To Three by Gary U.S. Bonds.
In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, directed by Irwin Allen, 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 Kraft Mystery Theater.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 July 1961 ?
- Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
- Feast day of Saint Kilian
- Feast day of Saint Grimbald
- Graham Jones: Rock guitarist (Haircut 100).
- Toby Keith: American country music singer-songwriter.
- Ces Drilon: Filipino journalist.
- Andrew Fletcher: English vocalist and synth and bass player (Depeche Mode).
- Karl Seglem: Norwegian saxophonist and record producer (Isglem).
- Fred Trueman takes 5-0 in 24 balls to rip through Aussies
- Portuguese steamer Save breaks up off Mozambique, 227 die
- A mine explosion in Czechoslovakia leaves 108 dead.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Gary U.S. Bonds - Quarter To Three
- Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
- Brook Benton - The Boll Weevil Song
- Dee Clark - Raindrops
- Adam Wade - The Writing On The Wall
- Pat Boone - Moody River
- Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man
- Pips - Every Beat Of My Heart
- Little Caesar and the Romans - Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You)
- Arthur Lyman Group - Yellow Bird
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