Sunday 19 February 1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Benoit Chamoux and Benoît Chamoux.
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 19 February 1961 ?
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Pisces
- Astrology: Can also be last day of sun sign Aquarius depending on the time of birth and the astrologer's viewpoint.
- Chaoflux (Discordianism)
- Benoit Chamoux: French mountaineer (d. 1995).
- Benoît Chamoux: French mountain climber, well known for his adventurous exploits.
- Justin Fashanu: English footballer (d. 1998).
- Andy Wallace: English race car driver.
- Henk van der Grift (Netherlands) becomes world champion all-around skater.
- Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism".
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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