Monday 31 July 1961
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis.
In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits.
Mysterious Island, directed by Cy Endfield, 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.
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Which were the important events of 31 July 1961 ?
- St. John Columbini
- Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
- St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
- St. Helen of Skofde
- La Hae Hawai?i - Hawaiian Flag Day
- Paul Duchesnay: French noted skater and Olympian who performed with his sister, Isabelle, as an ice dancer in the winter Olympics in Albertville, 2/17/1992, both winning the Silver Medal.
- Frank Gardner: English captain and journalist.
- Chris Hinton: NFL guard (Minn Vikings).
- Susan Sanders: LPGA golfer.
- David Kissinger: American writer and businessman; son of Henry Kissinger.
- Zaharie Shah: Malaysian pilot who was the capitan of flight MH370.
- 31st All Star Baseball Game: 1-1 tie ends by rain at Fenway, Boston
- Israel welcomes its 1,000,000th immigrant
- At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1961 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin'
- Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That, Part 1
- Brook Benton - The Boll Weevil Song
- Brenda Lee - Dum Dum
- Del Shannon - Hats Off To Larry
- Gary U.S. Bonds - Quarter To Three
- Mar-Keys - Last Night
- Connie Francis - Together
- Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
- Arthur Lyman Group - Yellow Bird
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