Wednesday 8 November 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of November people in US were listening to Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean.
In UK His Latest Flame / Little Sisters by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Flower Drum Song, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
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- Leif Garrett: American actor and singer.
- Micky Adams: English footballer and manager.
- Enn Rajasaar: Estonian architect.
- Leif Garrett in Hollywood: California, USA; singer/actor (Devil x 5, Three for the Road).
- Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn
- Imperial Airlines Flight 201/8 crashes while attempting to land at Richmond, Virginia, killing 77 persons on board.
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