Saturday 9 September 1961
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Michael by The Highwaymen.
In UK Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton was in the top 5 hits.
The City of the Dead, directed by John Moxey, 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 9 September 1961 ?
- North Korea - Republic Day (1948)
- Eastern Orthodoxy - Synaxis of the Theopatores Joachim and Anna
- California - Admission Day (to commemorate the state's admission to the USA)
- Japan - Chrysanthemum Day (Kiku no Sekku)
- Tajikistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Jim Corsi: American baseball player, a right-handed pitcher.
- Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss America 1962
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Highwaymen - Michael
- Joe Dowell - Wooden Heart
- Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
- Ral Donner - You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)
- Gary (U.S.) Bonds - School Is Out
- Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby
- The Jive Five - My True Story
- Timi Yuro - Hurt
- Linda Scott - Don't Bet Money Honey
- Adam Wade - As If I Didn't Know
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