Thursday 16 February 1961
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Andy Taylor in Dolver-Hampton and Eric Red.
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.
On TV people were watching Gunslinger.
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Which were the important events of 16 February 1961 ?
- Saint Juliana
- Saint Lucilla
- Remembrance of Lambertus
- Saint Jeremias
- Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
- Kyoto Protocol Day (2005)
- Lithuania - Independence Day (1918)
- Andy Taylor in Dolver-Hampton: England; rock guitarist (Duran Duran - "Hungry Like the Wolf").
- Eric Red: American screenwriter and director.
- Andy Taylor: Guitarist.
- LaGaylia Frazier: American-Swedish singer.
- Liu Kang: Chinese footballer and manager (d. 2013).
- Dazzy Vance: Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Born 1891).
- 1st all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Virginia
- US satellite Explorer 9 is launched.
- First all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA.
- The DuSable Museum of African American History is chartered.
- Explorer program: Explorer 9 (S-56a) is launched.
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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