Saturday 16 December 1961
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes.
In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits.
Lover Come Back, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 16 December 1961 ?
- R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
- South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
- Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
- Kazakhstan - Independence Day
- Bahrain - National Day
- Bangladesh - Victory Day
- Kelly Tough: Vancouver, British Columbia -- Playmate (Oct, 1981).
- Dodd Darin: American noted family, the son of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee who had been married nine years.
- LaChanze : American actress singer and dancer.
- André Andersen: Russian-Danish keyboard player songwriter and producer (Royal Hunt).
- Shane Black: American actor director and screenwriter.
- Bill Hicks: American comedian actor and singer (d. 1994)
- Andre Andersen: Russian/Danish multi-instrumentalist and composer
- Gretchen Palmer: American actress
- Sam Robards: American actor
- Jon Tenney: American actor and director
- Boris Semyonovich Shekhter: Composer, dies at 61.
- Cato Engelen-Sewing Dutch soprano singer/primadonna: dies at age 93.
- Evening with Yves Montand opens at John Golden NYC after 55 performances
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
- Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
- James Darren - Goodbye Cruel World
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- Bobby Vee - Run To Him
- Ferrante & Teicher - Tonight
- Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
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