Tuesday 22 August 1961
It was Tuesday, 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.
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Which were the important events of 22 August 1961 ?
- RC feasts - Mary queen of angels
- Andrés Calamaro: Argentinian singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Los Abuelos de la Nada and Los Rodríguez).
- Iain Coucher: English businessman.
- Debbi Peterson: Los Angeles, California -- Rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame).
- Andres Calamaro: Argentine musician.
- Jay Ashton: Rocker (Gene Loves Jezebel).
- John Kidd: NFL punter (Miami Dolphins)
- Roland Orzabal: British musician, songwriter and record producer. He is known mainly as a co-founding member of Tears for Fears, of which he is the main songwriter and joint vocalist, but he has also achieved success as a producer of other artists. In 2014, Orzabal published his first novel, a romantic comedy entitled
- Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers
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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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