Sunday 27 August 1961
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tom Ford and Yolanda Adams.
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.
Yojimbo, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 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 27 August 1961 ?
- Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
- Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
- RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
- Tom Ford: American fashion designer and businessman, Ford originally trained as an actor and then studied interior architecture at Parsons School of Designs.
- Yolanda Adams: American gospel singer.
- Mark Curry: English television host and actor.
- Mark McConnell: American drummer (Blackfoot Madam X and Southern Rock Allstars) (d. 2012).
- Urmas Muru: Estonian architect.
- Helmut Winklhofer: German footballer
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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