Wednesday 25 January 1961
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Wonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra.
In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits.
The Misfits, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 25 January 1961 ?
- St. Dwynwen's Day and Patron Saint of Lovers - Welsh celebration of love Dirwnod Santes Dwynwen.
- Tatiana Day, celebrated as the Day of Russian students since 1755, when the Moscow University was founded.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.
- Christian ecumenism ? Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
- Burns Night - Burns suppers are held in many parts of the world around this date. (Originated in Scotland)
- Winter-Een-Mas - celebration of videogames and the people that play them. Winter-een-mas lasts for a whole week, which is always the very last week in January, the 25th through the 31st.
- Roman Empire - second day of the Sementivae in honour of Ceres and Terra
- Willie Revillame: Filipino game show host and comedian.
- Michele Tobin in Chicago: Illinois, USA; actress (Fitzpatricks).
- Daniele Barilla: Italian citizen who was a victim of unfortunate circumstances.
- Vivian Balakrishnan: Singaporean ophthalmologist and politician Singaporean Ministry of National Development.
- 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)
- Military coup in El Salvador.
- Louise Suggs wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament.
- First live, nationally televised US Presidential news conference (John Kennedy).
- In Washington, D.C. John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
- Buena Vista premieres Disney's animated feature film One Hundred and One Dalmatians in selected theaters in the USA. The film is based on the book The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra - Wonderland By Night
- Ferrante and Teicher - Exodus
- Lawrence Welk - Calcutta
- The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
- Rosie - Angel Baby
- Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome To-Night?
- The Miracles - Shop Around
- Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl
- Brenda Lee - Emotions
- Bobby Vee - Rubber Ball
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