Wednesday 11 October 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Amr Diab and Steve Young.
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.
West Side Story, directed by Jerome Robbins, 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.
On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer.
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Which were the important events of 11 October 1961 ?
- Amr Diab: World Music Singer.
- Steve Young: American football player.
- Neil Buchanan: English guitarist and actor (Marseille).
- USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m
- US Air Force Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m.
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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