Wednesday 23 August 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. 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 23 August 1961 ?
- Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
- Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
- Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
- RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
- Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
- Alexandre Desplat: French musician, composer of original films soundtracks.
- Caroline Manzo: Reality Star.
- Dean DeLeo: American guitarist (Stone Temple Pilots Talk Show and Army of Anyone).
- Mohammad Ghalibaf: Iranian commander and politician 54th Mayor of Tehran.
- Gary Mabbutt: English footballer and actor.
- Hitomi Takahashi: Japanese actress
- Belgium sends troops to Rwanda-Urundi
- East Germany imposed new curbs on travel between West and East Berlin
- US lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back.
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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