Saturday 14 October 1961
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
- World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
- RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
- World Organ Donation Day
- Melanie Wilson: Actress (Jennifer-Perfect Strangers).
- Isaac Mizrahi: American celebrity and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi is best-known for his line of stylish, low-cost clothing for Target department stores; Unzipped, a documentary about the development of his 1994 high-fashion collection; and his flamboyant personality.
- Mike Tramp: in Denmark; heavy metal rocker (White Lion - "Mane Attraction").
- How to Succeed in Business opens at 46th St. NYC for 1415 performances
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby
- Dion - Runaround Sue
- Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
- The Dovells - Bristol Stomp
- Dick and DeeDee - The Mountain's High
- Roy Orbison - Crying
- Elvis Presley - Little Sister
- Bobby Darin - You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
- Bob Moore - Mexico
- Hayley Mills - Let's Get Together
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