Wednesday 11 January 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Wonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra.
In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits.
Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, 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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- Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
- Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
- Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
- Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Nepal - Unity Day.
- Albania - Republic Day (1946).
- Jasper Fforde: English author.
- Eva O: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Christian Death Shadow Project and Super Heroines).
- Lars-Erik Torph: Swedish race car driver (d. 1989).
- Karl Habsburg-Lothringen: Prince of Austria and Prince Royal of Hungary.
- Louis Langrée: French conductor, who has been music director of the Orchestre de Picardie (1993–1998), the Opéra National de Lyon (1998–2000), Glyndebourne Touring Opera (1998–2003), and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège (2001–2006), and conductor at the Vienna State Opera (2010), and principal conductor of the Camerata Salzburg (2011-).
- Albert Dupontel: French actor and film director, he began his career as humourist and performed on stage in his one-man-show. He directed actresses such as Catherine Frot, Sandrine Kiberlain, and his wife Claude Péron.
- Paul Skansi: NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks).
- Karl Von Habsburg: Austrian politician, and the current Head of the House of Habsburg, and the Sovereign (i.e. Grand Master) of the Order of the Golden Fleece. He is the son of Otto von Habsburg and Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen, and the grandson of the last Austrian emperor, Charles I. He served as a Member of the European Parliament for the Austrian People's Party 1996–1999. On 31 January 1993 in Mariazell, he married Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza. The couple has three children. Karl and Francesca separated i
- Elena Gerhardt: German mezzo-soprano singer (Born 1883).
- Racial riot at University of Georgia, USA.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra - Wonderland By Night
- Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome To-Night?
- Ferrante and Teicher - Exodus
- Floyd Cramer - Last Date
- The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
- Bobby Vee - Rubber Ball
- Rosie - Angel Baby
- Johnny Horton - North To Alaska
- Ray Peterson - Corinna, Corinna
- Johnny Burnette - You're Sixteen
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