Monday 21 August 1961
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis.
In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits.
Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, 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 21 August 1961 ?
- Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
- Orthodox - Thaddaeus
- RC saints - Pope Pius X
- Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
- Danny Sheaffer: Jacksonville, Florida -- Catcher (St. Louis Cardinals).
- Lance Earl Deal: Riverton, Wyoming -- Hammer thrower (1996 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- V B Chandrasekhar: Indian cricketer.
- John Haning: American artist, cartoonist, and chef.
- Stephen Hillenburg: American animator and cartoonist.
- Gerardo Barbero: Argentinian chess player and coach (d. 2001)
- V Chandrasekhar: Indian cricketer and coach
- David Morales: American DJ and producer
- Peter Slaghuis: Dutch DJ and producer (d. 1991)
- Jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
- Joe Dowell - Wooden Heart
- The Highwaymen - Michael
- Mar-Keys - Last Night
- Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That, Part 1
- Ral Donner - You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)
- Curtis Lee - Pretty Little Angel Eyes
- Brenda Lee - Dum Dum
- Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
- Gary (U.S.) Bonds - School Is Out
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