Friday 24 February 1961
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Persijn "Dakota" and Ruud Really.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Calcutta by Lawrence Welk.
In UK Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Gold of the Seven Saints, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Zu viele Köche.
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- Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
- Flag Day in MTxico.
- St. Sergius
- Dragobete in Romania.
- St. Matthias
- St. Modest
- St. Edelbert
- Blessed Ameel of Ter Duinen
- Regifugium, in the Roman calendar.
- Persijn "Dakota": Joling; Dutch rock guitarist/singer (Pilgrims - "Red").
- Ruud Really: soccer player (Feyenoord).
- Janice Gibson in Tulsa: Oklahoma, USA; LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown-Warren-15th).
- Suzanne Jurkowski: American dental assistant who married her boss, dentist and supermarket heir Robert D'Amour.
- Eric Rochant: French film director and screenwriter.
- Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit
- Explorer 10 fails to reach Earth orbit.
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