Monday 13 February 1961
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Calcutta by Lawrence Welk.
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.
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Which were the important events of 13 February 1961 ?
- Cevin Key: Canadian musician (Skinny Puppy, Subconscious Communications).
- Kyi Hla Han in Yangon: Burma; Australasia golfer.
- Les Warner: rocker (Cult - "Fire Woman").
- Michelle Bica: American homicide, an unbalanced woman who murdered a neighbor on 9/27/2000 to take her baby and declare it as her own.
- Henry Rollins: American musician, comedian, and actor (Black Flag).
- Marc Crawford: Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- cEvin Key: Canadian singer-songwriter drummer keyboard player and producer (Skinny Puppy Download PlatEAU The Tear Garden and Hilt)
- Richard Tyson: American actor and producer
- Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records
- Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
- A 500,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, California, US, that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
- The Congo government announces that villagers have killed Patrice Lumumba.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lawrence Welk - Calcutta
- The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
- The Miracles - Shop Around
- Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl
- The Capris - There's A Moon Out Tonight
- Ferrante and Teicher - Exodus
- Rosie - Angel Baby
- Brenda Lee - Emotions
- Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra - Wonderland By Night
- Chubby Checker - Pony Time
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