Monday 28 August 1961
It was Monday, 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 Wooden Heart by Joe Dowell.
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 28 August 1961 ?
- Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
- Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
- Ian Pont: English cricketer and coach.
- Deepak Tijori: Indian actor and director.
- Jennifer Coolidge: Movie Actress.
- Kim Appleby: English singer-songwriter and actress (Mel and Kim).
- Cliff Benson: American football player.
- Thomas Connolly: first baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies.
- Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, ''Please Mr. Postman'' by The Marvelettes.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
- The Highwaymen - Michael
- Joe Dowell - Wooden Heart
- Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That, Part 1
- Mar-Keys - Last Night
- Ral Donner - You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)
- Timi Yuro - Hurt
- Gary (U.S.) Bonds - School Is Out
- Curtis Lee - Pretty Little Angel Eyes
- Linda Scott - Don't Bet Money Honey
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