Sunday 23 July 1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis.
In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, directed by Irwin Allen, 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 23 July 1961 ?
- Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
- St. Liborius
- Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
- Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
- Libya - Revolution Day
- Papua New Guinea - Remembrance Day
- Robin Lawford: American noted family, the daughter of actor Peter Lawford and his wife, Patricia Kennedy.
- Andre Ducharme: Quebecois humorist and comedian.
- Antoine Carr: NBA forward / center (Utah Jazz).
- Woody Harrelson: TV Actor.
- André Ducharme: Canadian comedian and author.
- Michael Durant: American pilot and author
- Martin Gore: English singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Depeche Mode and VCMG)
- Woody Harrelson in Midland: Texas, USA; actor (Woody Boyd - Cheers).
- Esther Dale: Actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75.
- Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
- The Sandinista National Liberation Front is founded in Nicaragua.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
- Brook Benton - The Boll Weevil Song
- Gary U.S. Bonds - Quarter To Three
- Dee Clark - Raindrops
- Arthur Lyman Group - Yellow Bird
- Adam Wade - The Writing On The Wall
- Del Shannon - Hats Off To Larry
- Pips - Every Beat Of My Heart
- Floyd Cramer - San Antonio Rose
- Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That, Part 1
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