Tuesday 10 October 1961
It was Tuesday, 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 Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles.
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.
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Which were the important events of 10 October 1961 ?
- Jodi Benson: Movie Actress.
- Henrik J?rgensen: Danish marathon runner.
- Scott Hoffman: American drummer (38 Special).
- Henrik Jørgensen: Danish runner.
- Martin Kemp: British musician and actor, the bass player for Spandau Ballet, an 80s era British band, best known for their ballad, "True".
- Brian Lee Diemer: Grand Rapids, Michigan -- Steeplechase (1984 Olympics - Bronze Medalist)
- Milk & Honey opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 543 performances
- Expansion draft to stock Houston Astros and New York Mets
- Otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court
- A volcanic eruption on Tristan da Cunha causes the whole population to be evacuated.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
- Roy Orbison - Crying
- Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby
- Dion - Runaround Sue
- The Dovells - Bristol Stomp
- Bobby Darin - You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
- Dick and DeeDee - The Mountain's High
- Elvis Presley - Little Sister
- Hayley Mills - Let's Get Together
- Bob Moore - Mexico
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