Saturday 14 January 1961
It was Saturday, 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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Which were the important events of 14 January 1961 ?
- Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
- Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
- New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
- Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
- Robert Edwin Hall: Mountaineer / businessman.
- Rob Hall: New Zealand mountaineer (d. 1996).
- Mike Tramp: Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist (White Lion and Freak of Nature).
- Jean-Pascal Paubert: French Maître Sommelier and Member of the Technical Committee in charge of the contests of the International Sommelier Association.
- Chicago Bears' Willard Dewveall becomes first NFL player to join the AFL.
- US President Dwight Eisenhower signs an executive order prohibiting any person subject to the jurisdiction of the USA from holding gold abroad, with exception of gold coins of recognized collector value.
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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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