Sunday 12 February 1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Chris Heyne in Offenbach and Tonnie Dirks.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Will You Love Me Tomorrow? by The Shirelles.
In UK Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Gold of the Seven Saints, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Gunslinger.
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Which were the important events of 12 February 1961 ?
- United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
- Saint Alexis of Moscow
- Saint Benedict of Aniane
- Red Hand Day
- Darwin Day.
- National Freedom to Marry Day (unofficial).
- Georgia Day in the U.S. state of Georgia.
- Saint Damian of Alexandria
- Chris Heyne in Offenbach: Germany; WLAF General Manager (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Tonnie Dirks: Dutch runner.
- Jim Harris: Canadian environmentalist and politician.
- Michel Martelly: Haitian singer and politician 56th President of Haiti.
- Celtic Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds to beat Warriors 136-125
- USSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus
- Mickey Wright wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Golf Open.
- U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
- Lawrence Welk - Calcutta
- Ferrante and Teicher - Exodus
- The Miracles - Shop Around
- Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl
- Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra - Wonderland By Night
- Rosie - Angel Baby
- Brenda Lee - Emotions
- Jackie Wilson - My Empty Arms
- The Capris - There's A Moon Out Tonight
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