Sunday 17 September 1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of September people in US were listening to Michael by The Highwaymen.
In UK Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton was in the top 5 hits.
The City of the Dead, directed by John Moxey, 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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Which were the important events of 17 September 1961 ?
- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Jim Cornette: American wrestling manager and sportscaster.
- Nives Meroi: Italian mountaineer.
- Ty Tabor: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (King's X Platypus and The Jelly Jam).
- Giorgos Koumoutsakos: Greek politician.
- Pamela Ann Melroy: Palo Alto, California -- Major USAF / Astronaut (sk:STS 92).
- The world's first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby
- The Highwaymen - Michael
- Joe Dowell - Wooden Heart
- The Jive Five - My True Story
- Ral Donner - You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)
- Timi Yuro - Hurt
- Elvis Presley - Little Sister
- Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group
- Barry Mann - Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)
- Adam Wade - As If I Didn't Know
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