Sunday 22 October 1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles.
In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits.
West Side Story, directed by Jerome Robbins, 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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- Barbara Potter: Connecticut, United States -- Tennis player (changed shirt on Wimbledon Court).
- Donna Wynd: Auckland, New Zealand -- 1k sprint cyclist (1996 Olympics).
- Leonard Marshall: NFL defensive end (New York Giants, New York Jets).
- Philippe Decouflé: French modern dancer and choreographer.
- Takaaki Ishibashi: Japanese comedian singer and actor.
- Robert Torti: American actor and singer
- 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights and Flemish language in Belgium
- Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Golf Civitan
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