Tuesday 28 February 1961
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rae Dawn Chong and Wayne Smith in Albany.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Pony Time by Chubby Checker.
In UK Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
L'avventura, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 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 Whiplash.
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Which were the important events of 28 February 1961 ?
- Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
- Saint Silvana
- Saint Rufinus
- Saint Oswald (d. 992)
- Bah�'f Faith - Day 3 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- Saint Romanus (died 463)
- Rae Dawn Chong: Canadian actress.
- Wayne Smith in Albany: Washington, USA; Australasia golfer.
- Rene Simard: Canadian singer and TV host.
- Eric Bachelart: Belgian racing driver.
- Gilbert Cisneros: Gilbert and his wife Jacki, a couple from Pico Rivera, CA, won 266 Millions dollars in the Mega Millions lottery on 5 May 2010.
- Barry McGuigan: Irish boxer who was the world's Featherweight Boxing Champ from 1985-1986, losing the title on 6/23/1986.
- Éric Bachelart: Belgian race car driver
- Rae Chong: Canadian-American actress
- Mark Latham: Australian politician
- René Simard: Canadian singer and television host
- Toshihiko Tahara: Japanese singer
- Joris Vriamont: Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at age 64.
- JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
- US President John Kennedy names Henry Kissinger special advisor.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chubby Checker - Pony Time
- Lawrence Welk - Calcutta
- Elvis Presley - Surrender
- Marty Robbins - Don't Worry
- The Shirelles - Dedicated To The One I Love
- Connie Francis - Where The Boys Are
- The Miracles - Shop Around
- The Capris - There's A Moon Out Tonight
- The Everly Brothers - Ebony Eyes
- The String-A-Longs - Wheels
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