Saturday 30 December 1961
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens.
In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by Jos Quintero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961
while Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 30 December 1961 ?
- The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
- Philippines - Rizal Day
- Charlie Nicholas: Scottish professional football player.
- Fred Poulet: French singer and film director, he directed "Substitute" in 2007 with Vikash Dhorasoo.
- Sean Hannity: American conservative talk show host, political commentator and writer, he is known for his broadcasts on Fox News Channel since 1996.
- Douglas Coupland: German-Canadian author and playwright.
- Ben Johnson: 100m runner (1988 Olympics - Gold Medalist, disqualified).
- Jacobus "Ko" van den Bosch Dutch actor (Amsterdamned)/director: dies at age 53.
- Congolese troops capture Albert Kalonji of South Kasai (who soon escapes).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Joey Dee & the Starliters - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
- Chubby Checker - The Twist
- Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
- Neil Sedaka - Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
- The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
- Bobby Vee - Run To Him
- James Darren - Goodbye Cruel World
- Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By
- Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Johnny Tillotson - Poetry In Motion
- Cliff Richard - I Love You
- The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
- Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
- Matt Monro - Portrait Of My Love
- Frankie Vaughan - Tower Of Strength
- Danny Williams - Moon River
- Elvis Presley - His Latest Flame / Little Sisters
- Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby
- Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
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