Tuesday 31 January 1961
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 January 1961 ?
- Blessed Ludovica
- Saint Geminianus
- Saint Marcella
- Saint Pedro Nolasco
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
- Fatih Kısaparmak: Turkish singer-songwriter.
- 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.
- 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.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra - Wonderland By Night
- Lawrence Welk - Calcutta
- The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
- Ferrante and Teicher - Exodus
- The Miracles - Shop Around
- Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl
- Rosie - Angel Baby
- Bobby Vee - Rubber Ball
- Brenda Lee - Emotions
- Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome To-Night?
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