Sunday 8 October 1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). 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.
King of Kings, directed by Nicholas Ray, 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 8 October 1961 ?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Sandy Andolong: Filipino actress and producer.
- Steven Bernstein: American trumpet player and composer (Sex Mob The Lounge Lizards and Spanish Fly).
- Jon Stevens: New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter (INXS).
- Simon Burke: Australian actor and producer.
- Ted Kooshian: American pianist and composer (Ed Palermo Big Band).
- Fabien Breuvart: French photographer and collector, who runs a little shop and gallery in Paris specialising in anonymous vintage photography.
- US Constellation crashes at Richmond Virginia, 74 die
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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
- The Highwaymen - Michael
- Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
- The Dovells - Bristol Stomp
- Dick and DeeDee - The Mountain's High
- Roy Orbison - Crying
- Elvis Presley - Little Sister
- Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group
- Bobby Darin - You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
- Bob Moore - Mexico
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