Sunday 10 December 1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nia Peeples [Vernia] in Hollywood and Nia Peeples.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean.
In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits.
One, Two, Three, directed by Billy Wilder, 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.
On TV people were watching Comedy Playhouse.
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- Nia Peeples [Vernia] in Hollywood: California, USA; actress/dancer/singer/host (Fame, Party Machine).
- Nia Peeples: American actress, singer, dancer and choreographer, the star of "Walker, Texas Ranger.
- Mark McKoy: Canadian track star (world record 50 metre indoor).
- Oded Schramm: Israel-American mathematician and academic (d. 2008).
- Dr Ruth marries Fred Westheimer
- USSR and Albania break diplomatic relations.
- Houston Oilers' Billy Cannon gains record 373 yards against New York Titans.
- US performs nuclear test at Carlsbad, New Mexico (underground).
- The Soviet Union severs diplomatic relations with Albania.
- The Vietnam War officially begins, as the first American helicopters arrive in Saigon along with 400 U.S. personnel.
- Adolf Eichmann is pronounced guilty of crimes against humanity by a panel of 3 Israeli judges.
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