Tuesday 31 January 1961
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth Barker and Fatou Bensouda.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Will You Love Me Tomorrow? by The Shirelles.
In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits.
Breathless, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 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 Adieu, Prinzessin.
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- Blessed Ludovica
- Saint Geminianus
- Saint Marcella
- Saint Pedro Nolasco
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
- Elizabeth Barker: Baroness Barker English politician.
- Fatou Bensouda: Gambian lawyer and judge.
- Lloyd Cole: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lloyd Cole and the Commotions).
- Mako Ishino: Japanese singer and actress.
- Fatih Kısaparmak: Turkish singer-songwriter.
- Ham is 1st primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury / Redstone 2
- Houston voters approve bond to finance luxury domed stadium
- USAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights
- Kanhai completes twin tons (117 and 115) versus Australia at Adelaide.
- David Ben-Gurion resigns as premier of Israel.
- US Air Force launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights.
- Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2 : Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
- Lawrence Welk - Calcutta
- Ferrante and Teicher - Exodus
- Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra - Wonderland By Night
- The Miracles - Shop Around
- Rosie - Angel Baby
- Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl
- Brenda Lee - Emotions
- Bobby Vee - Rubber Ball
- Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome To-Night?
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