Monday 11 December 1961
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mike Henneman in Saint Charles and Marco Pierre White.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes.
In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits.
Pocketful of Miracles, directed by Frank Capra, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 December 1961 ?
- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Mike Henneman in Saint Charles: Missouri, USA; pitcher (Texas Rangers).
- Marco Pierre White: English chef and restaurateur.
- Marco White: Chef.
- Kimberly Scott: TV Actress.
- Dave King: Irish-American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Steve Nicol: Scottish footballer and manager
- Macky Sall: Senegalese engineer and politician 4th President of Senegal
- Please, Mr. Postman by Marvelettes, released
- Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel
- JFK provides US miltary helicopters and crews to South Vietnam
- US President John Kennedy provides American military helicopters and crews to South Vietnam.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
- Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
- James Darren - Goodbye Cruel World
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- Bobby Vee - Run To Him
- Ferrante & Teicher - Tonight
- Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
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