Wednesday 21 June 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). 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.
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Which were the important events of 21 June 1961 ?
- Sascha Konietzko: German keyboard player and producer (KMFDM MDFMK Excessive Force Schwein and KGC).
- Kip Winger: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Winger).
- Arlette Holsters: Dutch pro equestrian and competitor in the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, placing 18th in individual dressage.
- Joko Widodo: Politician.
- Karen Barber: English ice dancer.
- Manu Chao: French singer, he founded the band "La Mano Negra". He sings in French, Sapanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, and Arabic.
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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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