Wednesday 9 August 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Amy Stiller and Peppe D'Argenzio.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis.
In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits.
Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, 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.
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Which were the important events of 9 August 1961 ?
- St. Nathy (or David)
- Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Fedlimid/Felimy
- St. Romanus Ostiarius
- St. Edith Stein
- Singapore: National Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Jean Vianney
- Amy Stiller: American actress.
- Peppe D'Argenzio: Italian singer with the Italian musical group Piccola Orchestra Avion Travel (pictured at right, also known as Avion Travel), which formed in Caserta in 1980.
- John Key: 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand.
- Brad Gilbert: American tennis player and sportscaster.
- Walter Bedell Smith: US General / WWII Chief of Staff, dies at 75.
- James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
- Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That, Part 1
- Mar-Keys - Last Night
- Brenda Lee - Dum Dum
- Del Shannon - Hats Off To Larry
- Connie Francis - Together
- Curtis Lee - Pretty Little Angel Eyes
- Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
- Joe Dowell - Wooden Heart
- The Highwaymen - Michael
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