Monday 18 December 1961
It was Monday, 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 The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens.
In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits.
The Innocents, directed by Jack Clayton, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 18 December 1961 ?
- Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
- R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
- Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
- Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
- Brian Orser: Canada -- Figure skater (1988 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Leila Steinberg: American singer producer author and poet.
- Daniel Loeb: American businessman and philanthropist founded Third Point Management.
- Angie Stone: Soul Singer.
- Thomas Strittmatter: writer.
- For 2nd cons year, AP names Wilma Rudolph female athlete of year
- KAIL TV channel 53 in Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
- Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 78 points versus Los Angeles Lakers.
- India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao, and Diu.
- Indonesian president Sukarno announces that he will take West Irian by force if necessary.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
- Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
- Bobby Vee - Run To Him
- James Darren - Goodbye Cruel World
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
- Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
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