Monday 19 June 1961
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Frank Mischke and Joel Torre.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Moody River by Pat Boone.
In UK Surrender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Rocco and His Brothers, directed by Luchino Visconti, 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.
On TV people were watching Kraft Mystery Theater.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 June 1961 ?
- Juneteenth ? celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation.
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- Little Egypt (Ying-Yang) by Coasters peaks at #23
- New York Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs
- US Supreme Court strikes down a provision in Maryland's constitution.
- Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.
- The British protectorate ends in Kuwait and it becomes an emirate.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1961 ?
Top #9 songs in the USA
- Pat Boone - Moody River
- Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man
- Gary U.S. Bonds - Quarter To Three
- Ben E. King - Stand By Me
- Dee Clark - Raindrops
- Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
- Pips - Every Beat Of My Heart
- Brook Benton - The Boll Weevil Song
- Little Caesar and the Romans - Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me Of You)
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